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Re: [css3-fonts] character-transform and vertical-align

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:50:31 -0700 (PDT)
To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Jonathan Kew <jonathan@jfkew.plus.com>, www-style@w3.org, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Message-ID: <221083605.20382.1269395431663.JavaMail.root@cm-mail03.mozilla.org>
>> Note that this legacy behavior is *not* triggered in the absence of
>> the feature in the system fonts, it is only triggered in the absence
>> of support for the character-transform property itself.
> I didn't realize that. Now i'm confused. So... What happens to SUP if  
> the UA supports character-transform, but the system fonts don't have  
> the feature (and the font is not embedded)? I imagined it _would_ use  
> the font-size, etc. as fallbacks. 

No, go back and look at the wording I wrote up, the fallback when
character-transform is supported is more akin to the way fake small-caps
are simulated.  This hopefully avoids the artifacts of
line-height/baseline fiddling in current clients as I think you've
mentioned you dislike.

Received on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 01:51:05 UTC

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