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CSS Text issues [I18N-ACTION-278]

From: Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:49:21 +0000
To: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>
CC: www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7C0AF84C6D560544A17DDDEB68A9DFB517C82646@ex10-mbx-36009.ant.amazon.com>
Dear CSS,

The I18N WG has completed a review of CSS3 Text and I'm in the process of moving all of our comments into our live Tracker product, a process that I will complete today. No doubt you will see an array of tracker emails as a result.

I want to personally apologize for the lateness of our comments. The holidays and other events kept the working group from finishing before you original deadline and I didn't do a good job after that of forwarding our comments in a timely manner. I regret that we are so late.

There are a number of "normal" comments, but I do want to highlight a specific issue that the WG is concerned about. CSS3 Text tries, in a manner similar to other CSS specs, to redefine the term "character" to refer to grapheme clusters. I18N thinks that this results in a number of problems with the resulting text that make it imprecise and unclear and, as a result, we feel that the document should be much more careful in its use of Unicode and character model terminology.

Comments to follow. Again, apologies for our lateness.


Addison Phillips
Globalization Architect (Amazon Lab126)
Chair (W3C I18N WG)

Internationalization is not a feature.
It is an architecture.

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