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CSS3 Text and CSS3 Writing Modes updated

By fantasai September 8, 2011 (Permalink)
Categories: publications

On 1 September 2011, the CSSWG updated the official Working Drafts of CSS Writing Modes Level 3 and CSS Text Level 3, two modules dedicated to improving typesetting capabilities on the Web, particularly for non-European languages.

The main changes in Writing Modes were syntactic (renaming several properties and values) and fixing errors in the per-character vertical typesetting rules. A bidi box model error was fixed (corresponding errata will be issued for CSS2.1), and a text-combine-mode property was added to control tate-chu-yoko horizontal scaling. Feedback is encouraged on all aspects of the draft, but particularly on the vertical typesetting rules which probably still contain many errors.

The most significant change in the Text module was reworking the into a new text-spacing property. (Other changes are listed in the draft.) Feedback is especially requested on this aspect, and also on the newly-revised text-justify section (does it make sense yet?), and on text-emphasis-skip.

As always, send feedback to www-style with the spec code ([css3-writing-modes] or [css3-text]) and your comment topic in the subject line.

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