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CSS Ruby Layout Level 1 Updated

By fantasai April 29, 2020 (Permalink)
Categories: publications

The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Ruby Layout Level 1. “Ruby”, a form of interlinear annotation, are short runs of text alongside the base text. They are typically used in East Asian documents to indicate pronunciation or to provide a short annotation. This module describes the rendering model and formatting controls related to displaying ruby annotations in CSS.

This update folds in a number of changes and corrections for issues reported since the previous draft in 2014 (primarily by Mozilla’s implementation team and the Internationalization Working Group, thank you very much!). It also adds some basic control over ruby overhang behavior. Changes since the last Working Draft are listed in the Changes section.

There are still a number of known issues open, so we expect some heavy revision over the next year. Issues are currently tracked in two places: a disposition of www-style comments and in CSSWG’s GitHub repo.

Please send feedback by either filing an issue in GitHub (preferable) or sending mail to the (archived) public mailing list www-style@w3.org with the spec code ([css-ruby]) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

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