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Re: [css-inline] Summary of drop-caps/initial-letters discussion

From: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 15:34:32 +0700
Message-ID: <CANz3_EZBvUy6cza_OMtfYqqriZ0UbBpsa9xm7422+y6q=z06_Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Cc: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 3:01 PM, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> The letter needs to extend from the baseline of the third line of text to
> the top of the cap-height of the first line. So the height of the initial
> letter is 12pt + 12pt + Cap Height of 10pt letter. If the cap-height is 70%
> of the font size, then the initial letter is ~31pt high, which would mean a
> font size of ~44pt.
>

I agree that's the right behaviour for the Latin script. But what about
other scripts? It seems to me the real challenge in defining drop-caps for
CSS is in handling non-Latin scripts.

James
Received on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 08:35:20 UTC

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