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Re: [css-values] The length unit 'Q' (quarter of millimeter)

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:15:02 -0700
Message-ID: <53489396.7090505@inkedblade.net>
To: MURAKAMI Shinyu <murakami@antenna.co.jp>
CC: www-style@w3.org
On 11/17/2013 02:38 AM, MURAKAMI Shinyu wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I would like to propose adding a length unit, 'Q' (1Q = 0.25mm).
>
> The unit 'Q' is very common in Japanese typesetting and
> all major professional typesetting system used in Japan support
> this, for example, InDesign's Japanese version uses 'Q' as font size
> unit by default setting.
>
> I think the unit 'Q' is not only necessary for Japanese typesetting
> professionals but also useful for many other people worldwide using
> the international standard metric system.
>
> See the following article for more details about 'Q':
>
>    Font size in the metric system (by Toshi Omagari)
>    http://tosche.net/2013/10/font-size-in-the-metric-system_e.html

Thank you for your simple and well-explained proposal, Murakami-san!

The CSSWG resolved to accept your proposal for CSS Values and Units,
   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2014Apr/0016.html
and I have folded it into the spec here:
   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-values/#q

This is 2013 CR Issue #7:
   http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-values-3/issues-cr-2013#issue-7

~Elika
Received on Saturday, 12 April 2014 01:15:31 UTC

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