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Re: Alignment in CSS

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 11:39:52 -0700
Message-ID: <4F9844F8.1070307@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 04/25/2012 10:44 AM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> Also, somewhere - I don't know if it belongs in this spec or not - one
> needs to be able to specify the behaviour of the last line of a
> paragraph independently from the rest - common values for Western
> typography (so I can be specific in an example) are that if you have a
> justified paragraph the last line is left aligned, but in drama it's
> common to right-align.
> Typically in print one doesn't justify lines if it makes the word
> spacing too large, so there's an additional kind of alignment in which
> lines are justified if doing so doesn't make the spaces too wide
> (sometimes it's called half-justification, sometimes a justification
> zone because you say, lines _this_ long are justified if possible).
> Quark used to support it so probably inDesign does too.

See http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-text/#justification

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