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Re: [css-text] I18N-ISSUE-322: text-justify: auto should recommend international typographic accuracy

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 20:04:40 +0000
To: "Phillips, Addison" <addison@lab126.com>
CC: "CSS WWW Style (www-style@w3.org)" <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87BBF48A-2AE7-4339-98C0-32E999B60E4E@gluesoft.co.jp>
fantasai and I worked on this and re-worded, please let us know if any. Thank you for the feedback.

/koji


On Jan 24, 2014, at 10:26, Phillips, Addison <addison@lab126.com> wrote:

> State:
>    OPEN WG Comment
> Product:
>    CSS3-text
> Raised by:
>    Richard Ishida
> Opened on:
>    2013-12-11
> Description:
>    7.3. Justification Method: the ‘text-justify’ property
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/WD-css-text-3-20131010/#text-justify-property
> 
>    "One possible algorithm is to choose the appropriate justification behavior based on the language of the paragraph e.g. following [JLREQ] for Japanese, using cursive elongation for Arabic, using ‘inter-word’ for English, etc. Another possibility is to use a justification method that is a simple universal compromise for all writing systems, such as primarily expanding word separators along with secondarily expanding between CJK and Southeast Asian letters."
> 
>    Rather than just throw out international variations in justification as an idea of something implementers may like to work on, I think we should recommend that implementers try to take into account international needs as far as possible.
> 
>    I think we also need to add something about handling complex script syllables.
> 
>    I would reword this paragraph as follows:
> 
>    "Implementers are expected, to the extent possible, to make available appropriate justification behaviours based on the language of the paragraph e.g. character-dependent expansion rules for Japanese, using cursive elongation for Arabic, using ‘inter-word’ for English, keeping typographic syllables together in complex scripts, etc. Only where such linguistic tailorings have not yet been implemented should the browser use a justification method that is a simple universal compromise for all writing systems, such as primarily expanding word separators along with secondarily expanding between CJK and Southeast Asian letters."
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