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Re: [css3-fonts] ordinals vs. superiors

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:42:10 -0700
Message-ID: <5224CDF2.7030001@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 09/01/2013 05:28 PM, John Daggett wrote:
>
> fantasai wrote:
>
>>> For this reason, I believe it might be a mistake to put ordinals
>>> and superscripts in the same property, as the <sups> feature would
>>> be expected to affect both numerals and letters.
>>
>> If that's actually the case, then yes, it belongs in
>> font-variant-numeric, and, ideally, the OpenType spec should be
>> clarified to explain that usage.
>
> This is indeed the case.  Can we close this issue, resolving to keep
> the value for ordinals associated with 'font-variant-numeric'? The
> spec now has both an illustration of the use of the feature and an
> example noting the differences between the markup for superscripts
> versus the markups for ordinals.
>
> This is the last remaining open LC issue, it would be nice to resolve
> it before the call this week so that we can resolve to move the Fonts
> spec to CR.

I think it would be helpful to clarify
   Enables display of forms used with ordinal numbers
to
   Enables display of letter forms used with ordinal numbers
given the rest of the values only deal with number forms.

Otherwise, yes, I think it's good to close this issue.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 2 September 2013 17:42:56 UTC

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