From: fantasai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 18 2011 - 03:58:07 CDT
On 05/18/2011 01:18 AM, email@example.com wrote:
> On Wed, 18 May 2011 00:35:58 -0700
> fantasai<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 05/17/2011 07:32 PM, email@example.com wrote:
>>> Although this document handles only 2 baseline
>>> categories; alphabetic and central, I'm afraid
>>> that it is unclear how hanging baseline should
>>> be dealt.
>> Hanging baseline will be dealt with in a future CSS module,
>> likely an update to the draft currently at
> Thank you for clarification. Do you have any plan to
> make a list of the scripts using baseline types?
> Often hanging baseline is mentioned with "Indic" scripts,
> some CSS editors are already aware that some Indic
> scripts (like Tamil) do not use hanging baseline.
> If you have a plan, I'm interested in the contribution.
Since HTML does not convey the primary script of a document
(only the primary directionality), it's unlikely that CSS
can automatically choose the correct baseline per script
even if we had such a mapping table. So probably authors
will have to indicate the correct baseline manually. Of
course, I can't predict accurately what will happen when
that module is once again actively worked on. :) But last
time I looked at the issue that was my conclusion.
If you can give feedback on Indic and/or Southeast Asian
typesetting issues, there are a number of them in CSS3 Text:
Spacing and justification suffer the most from lack of
feedback... see particularly
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