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Add a way to control letter spacing #20796

iamtakashi opened this issue Mar 11, 2020 · 1 comment

Add a way to control letter spacing #20796

iamtakashi opened this issue Mar 11, 2020 · 1 comment


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@iamtakashi iamtakashi commented Mar 11, 2020

I've been having fun with making themes and block patterns lately, but I'd like to have finer control over letter-spacing to express visual varieties and to achieve opinionated styling around type.

It'd be great to allow increasing/decreasing letter spacing.

Example of decreasing:
Pattern 35

Example of increasing:
Pattern 16


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@aristath aristath commented Mar 18, 2020

Personal opinion:
Letter-spacing, word-spacing and line-height are things that don't concern the majority of people. You'd never use it when writing a post, you'd never use it when creating a normal page. You'd use these options only when creating a one-off page with specific styling for a very specific purpose.

The "Decisions, not Options" philosophy is in place so that we always keep in mind that we should not over-complicate things.
Having a couple dozen of options is cool because we can do whatever we want, but at the same time it also slows down the daily stuff like writing a blog post by introducing visual (and code) noise to the mix.

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