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

From: Masataka Yakura <myakura.web@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2014 18:44:40 +0900
Message-ID: <CANJXhd3nuqZFz7_QxFyhOXo5iZa421Y_5M9n-fxqRuB_gve9Jw@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>, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Hello,

On Wed, May 28, 2014 at 7:53 AM, Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net> wrote:

> On Tue, May 27, 2014 2:52 pm, Masataka Yakura wrote:
> > On Tue, May 20, 2014 at 8:58 PM, Tony Graham <tgraham@mentea.net> wrote:
> >> I've checked JIS X 4051 and JLReq, and as I said on Friday [1], neither
> >> covers drop caps as such (but do cover cut-in headings), so it's not
> >> part
> >> of 'regular' Japanese layout, but that doesn't stop people doing it just
> >> for effect.
> ...
> > Perhaps there're some uses in magazines. Here's some examples from the
> > in-flight magazine (ANA WINGSPAN Issue 539) I read during the flight on
> my
> > way back to Japan from Korea F2F.
> >
> https://plus.google.com/photos/+MasatakaYakura/albums/6016251750721279313
>
> Interesting, thank you.
>
> '7 of 17' starts with "&#37237;&#27597;" in a quote, but others, such as
> '11 of 17' have what looks like a red quote mark before the red '5' but I
> don't see a red closing quote.  Are the red 'quotes' just decoration?
>

It's not red but there is a closing quote near the end of the 11th line...


> '4 of 17' and '5 of 17' show '&#26397;' spanning the one column of the
> first paragraph and the first two lines of the second paragraph, which
> you'd be hard pressed to find in English.
>

Hm. What does drop caps do if the paragraph containing it is too short? I
remember CSSWG discussed about such condition during the meeting.


> '9 of 17' and '10 of 17' show a cut-in initial '&#32716;' and '&#22812;'
> that are not at the start of their articles.  What is the significance of
> those paragraphs?  Initial capitals other than at the start of a body of
> text does/can occur in English, but even less commonly than initial
> initial capitals.
>

Reading the paragraphs around the initials, I think each indicate the start
of a new section; the word "&#32716;&#26085;" means "The day after", and
"&#22812;&#12395;" means "In the evening" so there are scene changes before
the initials.

-- 
Masataka Yakura
<myakura.web@gmail.com>
Received on Thursday, 29 May 2014 09:45:48 UTC

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