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Re: [css3-values] cap-height unit?

From: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2008 15:53:44 -0500
Message-ID: <af2cae770812011253t459929e5h55067cccaf663927@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sylvain Galineau" <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Cc: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>

2008/12/1 Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>:
>> Would it be useful to add a unit representing the height of capitals
>> in the current font?  [snip] It seems like it could be useful when sizing
>> images to fit within a line of text, and it further seems like the
>> implementation could share a lot of code with the implementation of the 'ex' unit.
> My first reaction aligns with Stanimir's suggestion i.e. wouldn't a line-height multiple be more useful for this use-case ?

A lot of times an image is used as a character (e.g., which has no
Unicode, or which is unusual and so absent in most common fonts). A
cap-height unit would be more useful in this case.


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