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Re: Fixing uppercase transformations for Greek text

From: Christoph Päper <christoph.paeper@crissov.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:10:17 +0100
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Panos Astithas:
> a while ago there has been some brief discussion about the problem with text-transform:uppercase; and font-variant:small-caps; and the Greek language:
> I was informed that this is an open issue in the current spec, but I can't tell whether this has been resolved already and if so, what has that resolution been:

I still believe the resolution for levels 2 and 3 should be that ‘text-transform’ and ‘font-variant’ are language-agnostic. That means, conventions of a particular writing system that employs the script are ignored, even if it’s by far the most used one as is the case with the Greek script and the Greek writing system / language. 
Note that this also applies, for instance, to ‘ß’ which should either stay the same or become ‘ẞ’, but not ‘SS’ or ‘SZ’.

Level 4 should add capabilities to realize more complex and even custom cases.
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