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Re: [css-values][css-writing-modes] ch and ic units

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 16:28:19 -0500
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <56E09573.2020105@inkedblade.net>
On 03/09/2016 01:23 PM, Dave Cramer wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com <mailto:kojiishi@gmail.com>> wrote:
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>     If I were to think sizing by the number of ideographic characters, the use of "em" is natural to me.
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> Are there many CJK fonts where the advance measure of U+6C34 is not 1em?
> I'm looking at the metrics of this character in Adobe Myungjo, Adobe
> Kaiti, Weibi TC, Kozuka Gothic Pro... and it's all 1em.

Non-square CJK fonts are quite rare in general usage... they're more likely
to be found in newspaper typesetting, where the advance width is compressed
in order to fit more characters in less space. But they do exist.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 9 March 2016 21:28:55 UTC

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