Re: [css-text] Arabic letters connecting between elements with display: inline

On 14-02-07 03:44 PM, fantasai wrote:
> The issue is (as the title says) whether Arabic letters connect between
> elements with 'display: inline', for example in this case:
>   <p>foo<span color="blue">bar</span>baz</p>

By default, they should, even if the spans use different fonts.  AFAIK no
browser currently does this, but it's good to document and require it.

I'll go as far as saying that a new property might be in order.  For example,
I can imagine, though not find in my references, that depending on taste, one
may or may not want joining in a drop-cap in Arabic.

I don't think padding / margins should be relevant at all.  Letter-spacing
doesn't disable Arabic shaping.  Why should any other space do?

As for what should by default disable shaping across boundaries, I don't know.
 Whatever initiates bidi:isolate is a good starting place indeed.


Received on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 21:45:41 UTC