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

From: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 20:33:34 +0900
Message-ID: <CADxXqOzALFLC1A8AVAkDHKbGBbf6MtiwHVE6D=D_Jk2r-ByTZg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net> wrote:

>
> And for the books where only part of the first word continues in small
> caps?  Including, but not limited to, Shakespeare:
>
>
> http://130.132.81.94/dl_crosscollex/brbldl/oneITEM.asp?pid=10000551&iid=1378064&srchtype=ITEM
>

That example looks like a 3-line initial letter H (with, um, suboptimal
alignment), followed by a capital E.

Another very common design for us is a 2- or 3-line initial letter, with
the rest of the first line in small caps. That should be quite possible,
using both ::first-letter and ::first-line.

I'm not sure a selector that applied to part of a word would be broadly
useful. Perhaps a time to resort to markup...

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:34:02 UTC

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