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Re: Supporting Chant Notation Under Interlinear Text Layout

From: Joe Berkovitz <joe@noteflight.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 11:07:25 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+ojG-bXoQeaUeETo=mFE68-eH4XQU+-MmrsENF6ZFj5Vk-hBg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org>
Cc: Music Notation Community Group <public-music-notation@w3.org>
Hi Daniel,

Thanks for letting us know about this. We'll follow your progress and I'm
happy to support the creation of the group. We'll look for points of
convergence and common interest as things move forward.

.            .       .    .  . ...Joe

Joe Berkovitz

On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 10:38 AM, Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I'm writing to alert people here to a new incubator group created to
> collect and address requirements for "Interlinear Text Layout".
> I came into the problem of laying out interlinear text when trying to
> present the Ethiopic Zaima chant notation under available HTML markup.  I
> thought people in this group may have interest or expertise in similar
> traditions with staffless chant notation (Znamenny, Syric, Byzantine,
> Hebrew, etc).  If so, I encourage you to please support the creation of the
> Interlinear Layout Group here:
> https://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#itlcg
> A new group is proposed following the recommendation of W3C experts
> because interlinear text layout is important to a broad spectrum of
> manuscript practices such as annotation, multilingual annotation in
> particular, and translation.
> FWIW, my own trials with CSS and HTML work arounds for presenting Zaima
> are available at the link below.  Unfortunately the CSS tricks needed to
> get the presentation right (or nearly so) are very sensitive to browser
> version. The pages work best with Chrome version 61 or later (though not
> validated recently):
> http://w3c.github.io/elreq/zaima/
> thank you,
> -Daniel
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