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i18n-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 18:38:38 +0100
To: W3C Style <www-style@w3.org>, www International <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5602E39E.6010105@w3.org>
2.2. Selecting Initial Letters

Editorial, since first-letter is specified in the Selectors spec.

"Initial letters are typically a single letter, which can be selected by 
the ::first-letter pseudo-element"

This (a) makes it sound as if ::first-letter only supports single 
characters, (b) may be thought to imply that ::first-letter should be 
used rather than initial-letter when only a single character is involved.

I suggest you break the sentence and add some additional text, such as

"Initial letters are typically a single letter, although they may 
include punctuation or a sequence of characters which are perceived by a 
user to be a single typographic unit.

"::first-letter pseudo-element, as defined in [SELECT], can be used to 
select initial letters. Authors who need more control..."

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