Closed Bug 219225 Opened 19 years ago Closed 7 years ago
underline position is too low for non-CJK langgroups
In bug 156943 and bug 76097, the underline position was lowered toward the descent because for CJK, the underline crossing the lower part of a glyph hurts the readabilty rather severely. However, in Western typography (for this bug, let's forget about Indic cases where the baseline is around a third from the top of bbox ), the underline usually crosses the lower stem of 'p' and 'g' instead of brely touching the bottommost part. Therefore, I'm proposing that we get back to what we used to have for *non-CJK* lang groups. And, I'll do the same in bug 218032.  That's, I read, why 'pan-unicode' fonts need to have multiple script-specific baselines, but I have little idea how they can actually be used in rendering/layout.
Even with this patch, something is not quite right. Still MS IE's rendering of underlined text(European text) looks better than that of Mozilla.
it might be a 1-off(or even 0.5-off) difference.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Summary: underline position is too lower for non-CJK langgroups → underline position is too low for non-CJK langgroups
win98 2004022608 at this page underline is so low it falls on the next line http://www.italieni.it/
*** Bug 226590 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This bug has been buried in the graveyard and has not been updated in over 5 years. It is probably safe to assume that it will never be fixed, so resolving as WONTFIX. [Mass-change filter: graveyard-wontfix-2014-09-24]
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Assuming this bug is still present, it should be moved to Core:Text. But is it still present?
Flags: needinfo?(gphemsley) → needinfo?(jshin1987)
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