Thomas Zander <zan...@kde.org> wrote on 06/05/2008 11:56:45 AM:
In ODF the letter spacing attribute specifies the amount of space between
letters. This is the way that XSL does things and this is fine for things
Unfortunately for DTP applications this is not really what is expected. The
spacing between characters in DTP is not a static value, it is a percentage
value. Basically when you have an 'm' the spacing adjustment is wider than
when you have an 'i'.
In KOffice we intend to use the percentage based letter spacing
we were surprised reading the spec (and trying out OOo) that this is not
possible. Would it be possible to adjust the spec to also allow percentage
Which would add the <ref name="percent"/> and we end up with the following;
I wonder if you already have the ability to do this with length?
Specifically, if I set length to be 0.5em, does this really mean that exactly
0.5em is added after every character? Or does it mean that a nominal 0.5em is
added, but the actual space applied is kerned according to typeface-specific
In other words, don't we have a model where we specify nominal spacing in the
markup and then kerning occurs as an implementation-dependent algorithm?