ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter

Single grapheme rather than letter

State:
CLOSED
Product:
css-inline
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2015-01-12
Description:
THREAD: http://www.w3.org/Mail/flatten/index?subject=i18n-ISSUE-406&list=www-style



2.2. Selecting Initial Letters
http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/WD-css-inline-3-20141218/#selecting-drop-initials

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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  1. Re: i18n-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-09-30)
  2. Re: i18n-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-09-30)
  3. Re: i18n-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter (from dauwhe@gmail.com on 2015-09-25)
  4. i18n-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-09-23)
  5. [minutes] Internationalization telecon 2015-09-17 (from ishida@w3.org on 2015-09-23)
  6. I18N-ISSUE-406: Single grapheme rather than letter [css-inline] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2015-01-12)

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