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Re: [css-text] Preventing typographic orphans

From: Liam R E Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2015 00:58:20 -0500
To: Lea Verou <lea@verou.me>
Cc: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20150108005820.19248a42.liam@w3.org>
On Sun, 4 Jan 2015 00:39:59 +0200
Lea Verou <lea@verou.me> wrote:

> In typography, orphans are lone words at the end of a line.

As others have said, sometimes words have two meanings :) (There's a lady who knows...) and in this case there are both word-level and line-level orphans.

For XSL-FO we added syllable-widows; I'm not sure this was good from an i18n point of view, however.

There's also the ability to say whether the last line of a block is to be justified or set ragged if the line is too short.

There are also syllable count minimum values for before and after a hyphen.


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