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Re: [css-inline] Wrapping around initial letters

From: Tom Potts <karaken12@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 13:35:39 +0100
Message-ID: <CAF2aeH3BaSvhbXf7eYU4EYAypP3sgEOkxiH_s2f_JXGurOxPQw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Interesting. It looks to me like this could use shape-outside, treating the
initial letter gylph as the used shape. In that case, it could be modified
by authors with shape-margin if they want to adjust the spacing themselves.

One thing that seems a little odd with the illustrations, between Examples
2 and 3 the "o" of "out" in the third line is closer to the initial "A" in
Example 3 than Example 2. It's entirely consistent with the spec as written
(as far as I can tell), but it seems strange that the option that makes
lines closer to the letter actually moves that line further away, in this


P.S. Should there be a link to the Inline Layout module in there somewhere?

On 24 July 2015 at 12:21, Dave Cramer <dauwhe@gmail.com> wrote:

> At the Sydney F2F we resolved [1] to add full kerning around initial
> letters. I've written up a rough outline of a proposal at [2]. The basic
> idea is for an initial-letter-wrap property with values (none | auto |
> first-line). None is the default, and current behavior. Auto allows the
> line boxes adjacent to the initial letter to just touch the ink of the
> initial letter (plus some offset). First-line just makes the adjustment on
> the first line, and leaves the default behavior on the other lines.
> Illustrations at [2] should help make this clearer.
> Instead of a new property, should we just use shape-outside, possibly with
> some new values?
> Thanks,
> Dave
> [1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2015Mar/0315.html
> [2] http://dauwhe.github.io/css-inline/Overview.html
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