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Re: Korean-specific CSS issues to be discussed

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:21:01 -0500
To: 'Channy Yun' <channy@gmail.com>
CC: "'Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu'" <kennyluck@w3.org>, 'HTML Korean Interest Group' <public-html-ig-ko@w3.org>, 'ML public-i18n-core' <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, 'fantasai' <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0AAF009C58@MAILR001.mail.lan>
I took two pictures in Korean town in Tokyo and wanted to share.

[1] must be an ancient document, I have no idea if you want to publish documents like this in digital books though.

[2] is more interesting. Although it may look just like printing upright English letters in vertical flow, it wraps and lines flow from right to left just like Chinese/Japanese.

The two pictures may be too special to consider as regular typography, but I just want to remind you that CSS could extend its coverage to more than Web. Digital books is one of the possibilities. You may also want to export Adobe Illustrator graphics to SVG, and SVG will inherit CSS properties.

If you don't need vertical text flow after considering more than Web and modern documents, I'm fine with it, but I just wanted to give you a gentle reminder.

[1] http://www.gluesoft.co.jp/user/kojiishi/2011/IMG_0152.jpg
[2] http://www.gluesoft.co.jp/user/kojiishi/2011/IMG_0159.jpg


-----Original Message-----
From: Koji Ishii 
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 4:35 PM
To: Channy Yun
Cc: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu; HTML Korean Interest Group; ML public-i18n-core; fantasai
Subject: Re: Korean-specific CSS issues to be discussed

> 1. CSS vertical
> Actually it has disappeared the Korean vertical typesetting since 
> 1999. Now there are only type setting from left to right in Korea. So 
> I think Korea is exceptional case from CJK.

Just from curiosity. When you want to publish old books written in vertical flow in EPUB, are you going to publish them in horizontal flow?

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