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Re: Another cut on the Character-Transform Property

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 13:03:33 -0700
Message-ID: <4BB8F095.8030100@tiro.com>
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Brad Kemper wrote:

> To me, 'glyph-position' is meaningful

But glyph positioning is a whole substrate of OpenType Layout, 
implemented via the Glyph Positioning (GPOS) table: kerning, mark 
positioning, cursive attachment positioning, etc. I think it would be 
confusing to re-use so fundamental a general term for something as 
specific as superscript and subscript styling.

Further, positioning still only describe half of what is being done in 
super- and subscript styling.

> When I see 'script-style', I think first of JavaSCRIPT and cascading STYLE sheets.

Yes, this is why I moved away from 'script-style'. The word script is 
overloaded, so needs a clear adjectival distinguisher. The trick is to 
come up with such an adjective that captures both super- and subscript 
scaling and positioning.

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