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First Public Working Draft of International text layout and typography index

This document points browser implementers and specification developers to information about how to support typographic features of scripts or writing systems from around the world, and also points to relevant information in specifications, to tests, and to useful articles and papers. It is not exhaustive, and will be added to constantly.

International text layout and typography index

We expect CSS specifications will point to this index in future where developers need additional information.

One of the new features in this FPWD is the addition of links to a github repository which tracks relevant discussion threads. That issue list contains pointers to threads of two kinds:

  1. requests for information about how a script works
  2. threads discussing implementation issues for typographic features in specs and browsers.

In the past it has been difficult to keep track of such questions, and hopefully this will help.

You can access the ‘tracker items’ by clicking on a link in the typography index (in which case you’ll see a prefiltered list specific to the section in the document), or you can go directly to the github repo. Here you can filter information by kind, by typographic feature, and by script.

The i18n WG welcomes suggestions for inclusion in the typography index, such as useful, reliable information sources and threads to track.

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