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Re: [css-text] Issue 18: character-based alignment in table columns

From: Charles Lamont <charles@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2016 23:32:02 +0000
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <56B13C72.8060001@gateho.gotadsl.co.uk>

>> The em-square of the roman period is
>> 254 units wide, but 280 units wide for the bold period.
>> So where does that extra space go?

> I think center-aligning is probably the best compromise: it's a clear,
> simple answer that will never depend on writing mode or text alignment.
> If there isn't a better reason than that, then I think centering is
> best.

The intention, surely, is that the alignment characters should be
aligned in a column? For visual perfection this would be on the
centroids of the glyphs, but I should think the centre (however that is
defined, within reason) is unlikely to not be close enough.

Charles Lamont
Received on Tuesday, 2 February 2016 23:33:52 UTC

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