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RE: [1.2T-LC] text-align and text-anchor with direction (ISSUE-2171)

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 16:08:45 -0000
To: "'Doug Schepers'" <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <012f01c93dce$737a1df0$5a6e59d0$@org>

> A. 'unicode-bidi' should have no effect. Remove that from your sentence.

I agree.


In 10.8.1 you say "For Semitic languages, ".  There are some non-Semitic languages that use rtl scripts, and some Semitic languages that use ltr scripts, so I'd suggest "For right-to-left scripts, such as Arabic and Hebrew, " instead.

I think that if you make those changes, this will satisfy our comment.

Thank you.

RI


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Richard Ishida
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: fantasai [mailto:fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net]
> Sent: 03 November 2008 06:11
> To: Doug Schepers
> Cc: Richard Ishida; www-svg@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [1.2T-LC] text-align and text-anchor with direction (ISSUE-2171)
> 
> Doug Schepers wrote:
> > Hi, Richard, Elika-
> >
> > Thanks for your comment.  We've added wording to the spec to address
> > your issue:
> >
> >
> http://dev.w3.org/SVG/profiles/1.2T/publish/text.html#RelationshipWithBiDirecti
> onality
> >
> > [[
> > Within text content elements, the alignment of text with regards to the
> > 'text-anchor' or 'text-align'  properties is determined by the values of
> > the 'direction' and 'unicode-bidi'  properties. For example, given a
> > 'text' element with a 'text-anchor'  value of "end", for a 'direction'
> > value of "ltr", the text will extend to the left of the position of the
> > 'text' element's 'x'  attribute value, while for 'direction'  value of
> > "rtl", the text will extend to the right of the position of the 'text'
> > element's 'x'  attribute value.
> > ]]
> >
> > Please let us know right away if this satisfies your comment, or if not,
> > what changes we can make to do so.
> 
> A. 'unicode-bidi' should have no effect. Remove that from your sentence.
> 
> B. This does not make the necessary normative changes to the definitions
>     of 'start' and 'end' for text-anchor and text-align. 'start' and 'end'
>     should be defined in terms of 'direction'.
> 
> ~fantasai
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