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Re: [css-text] CSS Text Module Level 4

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 19:23:08 -0400
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On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 4:29 PM, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9 October 2015 at 16:15, timeless <timeless@gmail.com> wrote:
>> CSS notifier wrote:
>>> The UA may use the width of the containing block, the text’s language, and other factors in assigning priorities. As long as care is taken to avoid such awkward breaks, allowing breaks at appropriate punctuation other than spaces is recommended, as it results in more even-looking margins, particularly in narrow measures.
>>
>> measures => areas ??
>
> But "measure" is the correct typographic term. FWIW I wouldn't want it
> to be changed.

I'm not a typography expert, so it's possible that this is correct.
However, Google [1] and Wikipedia [2] think you're stretching things a
lot. Namely, Google says there are barely over 2000 hits for the term
"narrow measure", whereas there are over 3 million for "em" [3], and
Wikipedia doesn't have enough citations to justify the article
existing, and suggests it's just "line length" (see "It has been
suggested that this article be merged into line length. (Discuss)
Proposed since January 2015."). At barely 4 digits of hits, you're not
talking about an established term in the field, it's even possible
you're talking about a typo [4] (~170,000).

For that poor hit count, I'd suggest that you include your own
definition if you're going to insist on the term -- it's likely the
Wikipedia entry will be deleted...

[1] https://www.google.ca/search?q=typography+%22narrow+measure%22
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measure_%28typography%29
[3] https://www.google.ca/search?q=typography+em
https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22http+referer%22
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