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

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Sat, 24 May 2014 12:48:46 -0400
To: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Cc: James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>, Matitiahu Allouche <matitiahu.allouche@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20140524164842.GG27990@mercury.ccil.org>
Stephen Zilles scripsit:

> [SZ] There is an interesting subtle point underlying this
> discussion. In traditional font terminology, italics and bold are
> differnet fonts. But, in the way CSS and HTML are used, you select
> a font family and use emphasis spans to choose among italics and
> bold. Thus, in CSS/HTML, changing to Bold or Italics is not (strictly)
> a font change. Furthermore, it would seem that doing joining across
> these changes is more likely to work (given the Bold and Italic
> versions of a font family are designed together) than changes between
> arbitrary fonts. Thus it would seem to make sense to not do breaks for
> changes between Bold and Italics versus changes in font families.


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