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[css21] 5.12.2 The :first-letter pseudo-element (the Dutch "ij")

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2004 23:35:14 +0200
Message-ID: <41436F92.1020600@annevankesteren.nl>
To: W3C CSS List <www-style@w3.org>

 From the specification[1]:

# Some languages may have specific rules about how to treat certain
# letter combinations. In Dutch, for example, if the letter combination
# "ij" appears at the beginning of a word, both letters should be
# considered within the :first-letter pseudo-element.

Robbert Broersma just told me that there are two Unicode characters 
defined for the "Dutch ij", a uppercase and lowercase variant.

They are: \u0132 and \u0133. See also Bugzilla Bug 92176[2].

I was wondering if this note is still needed, since "certain letter 
combinations" apparently have Unicode equivalents. (At least, the "Dutch 
ij" has.)


  Anne van Kesteren
Received on Saturday, 11 September 2004 21:35:34 UTC

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