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Re: Another cut on the Character-Transform Property

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2010 13:13:39 -0700
Message-ID: <4BB8F2F3.20209@tiro.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Perry Smith wrote:

> The title of the section is "Positional character forms" ...

Well, I might take issue with that terminology too.:)

'Positional character forms' suggests to me something like 
word-positional forms or Arabic letter-group positional forms -- 
initial, medial, final --, i.e. forms determined by character position.

A general problem of the draft, from a typographic perspective, is that 
the terminology is often not that used by typographers. Apart from being 
confusing, this leads some of my colleagues -- notably David Berlow -- 
to question the W3C's credibility in defining typographic features. The 
target audience for advanced typographic features in CSS is presumably 
people who know something about typography, so presenting information in 
terminology that is familiar to those people is probably a good idea.

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