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Re: Korean-specific CSS issues to be discussed

From: Hyeonseok Shin <hyeonseok@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:03:46 +0900
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=UBWX6x2hBWHirGbm79EwNQubVfbfm1SPwzNii@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "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>
The underline in Korean vertical writing should be on right side according
to The National Institute of the Korean Language[1]. So the current draft is
right.

[1] http://stdweb2.korean.go.kr/search/View.jsp?idx=391144

On 26 January 2011 13:46, Sangwhan Moon <sangwhan.moon@hanmail.net> wrote:

> On 1/24/2011 12:21 PM, Koji Ishii wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Koji
>>
>> -----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?
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>> Koji
>>
>>
>>
>


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