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Re: Hangul characters upright or sideways in vertical flow?

From: Paul Kim <paulkim@blooz.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 19:36:16 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+HR_jL=NMjc6xbCq8yTSCCkLU7GFrCgyvPwDxFeR0g19zzhLw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: "public-html-ig-ko@w3.org" <public-html-ig-ko@w3.org>, "public-i18n-cjk@w3.org" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
When using vertical flow with Hangul characters, it should be rendered
upright. We rarely use vertical flow in texts now a days, but when vertical
flow is used in texts it should be rendered upright. Also, it is read from
top to bottom, right to left.

On Tue, Oct 4, 2011 at 7:19 PM, Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm sorry to ask you guys about vertical flow knowing it's not of much
> interests, but it'd be great if someone can help me to resolve an issue we
> have: whether Hangul characters should be rendered upright, or rotated
> sideways in vertical flow?
> I was thinking it should be rendered upright, and I believe MS Word does
> so, but there's a proposal to rotate them sideways:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-style/2011Oct/0104.html
> I understand Korean doesn't use vertical flow these days. But this could
> also affect EPUB, where you may want to create old documents in EPUB or HTML
> format for e-book purposes. I'm also not sure Korean never use vertical
> flow, or still rarely use.
> Your opinions are greatly appreciated in advance.
> Regards,
> Koji
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