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Re: [CSS21][css3-text] letter-spacing, word-spacing and justification

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2013 21:51:42 -0400
Message-ID: <1372816302.9039.482.camel@slave.barefootcomputing.com>
To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Wed, 2013-06-26 at 15:50 -0700, fantasai wrote:
> On 06/26/2013 03:33 PM, fantasai wrote:
> > On 06/26/2013 01:30 PM, Liam R E Quin wrote:
> >>
> >> The default needs to be that letter spacing is not used for
> >> justification of Latin scripts. I think the same is true for Devanagari
> >> and Thai. Enabling letter spacing should not affect justification either
> >> (although it should disable ligatures such as "ffi" and "fl").
> >
> > I'm pretty sure Thai adjusts inter-cluster spacing for justification.
> > Spaces are uncommon enough that lines without them are reasonably common.
> > See for example https://www.sasin.edu/images/gallery/hrm-course-16jan13.jpg
> Here's a better example:
>    http://www.sasin.edu/images/gallery/cimb01.jpg
> Contrast the spacing on the last line of the first column with the line previous.

Thanks! OK, so word spacing was adjusted first and then letter spacing;
however, English-language newspapers do the same, even though it's not
considered acceptable in book publishing. Thai might be the same, I
can't tell.  At any rate it needs to be controllable.


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