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CSS Text Level 3 Candidate Recommendation!

By fantasai December 23, 2020 (Permalink)
Categories: publications

I am very pleased to announce that the CSS WG has published a Candidate Recommendation of the CSS Text Module Level 3. This module has been a core part of the decades-long collaboration between the CSS Working Group and the Internationalization Working Group to bring internationalized typesetting capabilities to CSS and the Web platform.

Note that the feature set in early drafts of “CSS3 Text” was been split into three parts, with “CSS Writing Modes” and “CSS Text Decoration” having already progressed to CR (and beyond). The remaining typesetting features—focused on text transformation, line breaking, justification, spacing, and alignment—remain as “CSS Text”.

This specification would not have been possible without the contributions of many experts across the W3C, Unicode, IDPF, and Japanese standards communities across the past two decades. As the longest continuing editor, I personally would like to thank my current and former co-editors their hard work, and also our relentless i18nWG reviewers for their knowledge and feedback. We are appreciative also of Microsoft, Netscape, Mozilla, Opera Software, Antenna House, Bloomberg, EAST Japan, Adobe, Hewlett-Packard, and Google for their support of our work in the CSSWG—and no less everyone who contributed to the outstanding W3C Internationalization programme which has continuously guided and informed this work.

As usual, changes since the previous Working Draft are documented in the Changes section. There’s also a Disposition of Comments covering all feedback received since the 2013 Last Call Working Draft.

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-text-3]) and your comment topic in the subject line. (Alternatively, you can email one of the editors and ask them to forward your comment.)

At this point CSS Text Level 3 is feature-frozen; further work (there is definitely more work) in this area will continue in CSS Text Level 4.

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