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Re: [css-fonts-3] i18n-ISSUE-295: U+ in unicode-range descriptor

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:45:00 -0700 (PDT)
To: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Cc: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <639219826.7972526.1379036700543.JavaMail.zimbra@mozilla.com>

Richard Ishida wrote:

> 4.5. Character range: the unicode-range descriptor
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-fonts-3-20130711/#unicode-range-desc
> 
> 'Each <urange> value is a UNICODE-RANGE token made up of a "U+" or "u+" 
> prefix followed by a codepoint range'. The U+ is not always needed 
> before every codepoint value (eg. in a range).
> 
> Why do we need the U+/u+ ?  It would be easier to just use bare hex 
> codepoints, especially for ranges, where U+ is only used at the start 
> anyway.

As Tab has already pointed out, the unicode range syntax was part of
CSS 2.1 syntax and the descriptor itself is already supported by
multiple implementations so it's not appropriate to make a change like
this at this point.

Regards,

John Daggett
Received on Friday, 13 September 2013 01:45:28 UTC

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