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Eric Meyer "Irregardless"? [css-fonts] (www-style@w3.org )

[css-fonts] "Irregardless"? REALLY?

From: Eric A. Meyer <eric@meyerweb.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:01:07 -0500
Message-Id: <a06230906c73c3c59f18e@[192.168.1.194]>
To: www-style@w3.org
So just last night, I was reading up on 'font-size'adjust' (3.7)  and stumbled into the following bit of prose:  "It does this by adjusting the font-size so that the x-height is the same irregardless of the font used."  Horrified, I searched the document and discovered it AGAIN in the  description of 'unicode-range' (4.5):  "Code points outside of the defined unicode-range are ignored, irregardless of whether the font contains a glyph for that code point or not."  I believe both instances should be changed to "regardless", because  that's an actual word.  "irrespective" would also be an acceptable  substitute, though in my opinion just barely.  See  <http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/irregardless> for more information, if  that's really necessary. Also, never tell me who did this, because if I find out I'll be  honor-bound to follow through on my public statement and slap them  like a haddock.  (Yes, "like", not "with".)  --  Eric A. Meyer (eric@meyerweb.com)     http://meyerweb.com/

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