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[css3-text] letter-spacing and ligatures

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 21:38:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1962366028.20252925.1370407108448.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>

> When the effective letter-spacing between two characters is not zero
> (due to either justification or a non-zero specified optimum), user
> agents should not apply optional ligatures. 

This is left over from the definition of letter-spacing with min/max values.
When letter-spacing is not 'normal', ligatures should be disabled.  They are
not disabled based on justification.

I would suggest this wording:

  When 'letter-spacing' is set to an explicit length value,
  optional ligatures enabled by default are explicitly disabled.


John Daggett
Received on Wednesday, 5 June 2013 04:39:08 UTC

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