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Re: [css-text] Preventing typographic orphans

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Sun, 04 Jan 2015 23:15:54 +0100
Message-ID: <54A9BB9A.1070703@kosek.cz>
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>, Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On 4.1.2015 0:20, Lea Verou wrote:
> Wikipedia mentions them both equivalently, and search results for "orphan" seem more geared to the phenomenon I mentioned. Anyway, I’m not too concerned with terminology, I’m more concerned about whether there is a way to avoid them in CSS, and if not, whether there will be.

Then Wikipedia is wrong on this :-)

Actually I'm not sure whether setting minimum number of words on a last
line of paragraph is the best metric. If you use paragraphs with first
line indented, then many typographers prefer last line to be wider or
equal then indent. So specifying minimal length of last line might be
more appropriate constraint.


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