Do you plan on of­fer­ing drop-​cap ca­pa­bil­i­ties?

No. The gen­er­al phi­los­o­phy of this plu­g­in is to en­able func­tion­al­i­ty that is oth­er­wise un­avail­able us­ing standards-​based web de­sign. Drop caps can be im­ple­ment­ed us­ing CSS. Here is an ex­am­ple:

/* drop cap */
.mainContent > .header + p:first-letter {
	/* assumes paragraph line-height is 20px and font-size is 14px */
	display: block;
	float: left;
	margin: 0 2px 0 0;
	padding: 6px 0 0; /* for Firefox: (line-height - font-size) */
	font-size: 70px; /* (3.5 * line-height) */
	line-height: 49px; /* for Safari: (3 * line-height - 11px) */
	text-transform: uppercase;
	vertical-align: top;

Class names and di­men­sions will need to be ad­just­ed to your spe­cif­ic ap­pli­ca­tion.

What are wid­ows and why pro­tect them?

A wid­ow is the fi­nal word in a block of text that falls to its own line. Es­pe­cial­ly if the wid­ow is on­ly a few char­ac­ters long, she can get lone­ly. wp-​Typography will try to pro­tect wid­ows by bring­ing them com­pa­ny from the pre­vi­ous line.

There is dan­ger that the widow’s com­pa­ny will leave the pre­vi­ous line with less than op­ti­mal word spac­ing. The risk is less if your text is left-​aligned, but if it is jus­ti­fied, tread care­ful­ly. The pro­tec­tion of wid­ows is com­plete­ly cus­tomiz­able in the ad­min­is­tra­tive op­tions.