RE: Titles and headings in Georgian script

From: Philippe Verdy (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2007 - 13:13:07 CDT

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    It is possible in standard CSS:

    h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 { font-variant: small-caps ; }

    See for example:

    This should use the small-caps glyph variants defined in OpenType/TrueType
    fonts. See for example:
    There are other variants like the x-caps variant (the small-caps variant is
    defined with a height intermediate between the M-height capitals and the
    lowercase x-height used by x-caps)

    For TrueType/OpenType, see the “smcp”, “c2sc” features in the specs...

    > -----Message d'origine-----
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    > part de John Hudson
    > Envoyé : mardi 24 juillet 2007 19:18
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    > Objet : Re: Titles and headings in Georgian script
    > Michael Everson wrote:
    > > I am not sure if font technology supports this appropriately. The best
    > > analogue is SMALL CAPS, but the question is how to build that into a
    > > font and then getting HTML or other word processors to invoke it.
    > At the font level, if the headline forms of the Georgian letters are
    > provided as glyph
    > variants (as distinct from a headline font in which these are the default
    > forms), the
    > obvious layout feature to employ in the OpenType model would be the <titl>
    > Titling Forms
    > feature. This is accessible in professional design and publishing apps,
    > but not in most
    > word processors or via standard HTML/CSS.
    > The easiest solution would be a dedicated headline font, in which the
    > appropriate forms
    > are directly encoded as the default representation of the Georgian
    > letters. This could
    > then be used in any text app, and specified in CSS (presuming appropriate

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