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Re: [css-text] text-transform:capitalize and Unicode digraphs

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2018 15:53:58 +0900
To: Jonathan Kew <jfkthame@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <58a94cf2-f596-a8e5-cea0-2f79a9c07aaf@inkedblade.net>
On 03/16/2015 03:50 AM, Jonathan Kew wrote:
> Unicode includes a few digraph characters such as "dz" and "lj" that have uppercase (DZ, LJ) and titlecase (Dz, Lj) equivalents. How 
> should these be handled by text-transform:capitalize when they occur in word-initial position?
> 
> It's clear that the lowercase digraphs (dz) will be transformed according to their titlecase mapping (Dz), and that titlecase 
> digraphs will be unchanged. But what should be done when the text contains an uppercase digraph such as DZ?
> ...
> So I'd like to propose a minor change to the definition, something like:
> 
> # 'capitalize'
> #     Puts the first typographic letter unit of each word in titlecase, unless it is already uppercase, in which case it is 
> unchanged. Other characters are unaffected.
> 
> An alternative, perhaps even better, would be to make it contextual:
> 
> #     Puts the first typographic letter unit of each word in titlecase, unless it is already uppercase and is followed by 
> another uppercase letter, in which case it is unchanged. Other characters are unaffected.
> 
> However, given that text-transform:capitalize is likely to remain a rather crude instrument -- it doesn't "know" about 
> language-specific stop lists of small words that should not be capitalized, for example -- I don't think the additional 
> implementation cost of making it context-dependent is worthwhile.

Hi Jonathan,
The CSSWG accepted your proposed changes in
   https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2016Oct/0068.html
and the changes were committed in
   https://hg.csswg.org/drafts/rev/11e8aa074031

Please let me know if that resolves the issue, or if further edits are needed.
Thanks (and sorry for the belated response)!

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 5 March 2018 06:54:35 UTC

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