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Re: Supporting Chant Notation Under Interlinear Text Layout

From: Glenn Linderman <v+smufl@g.nevcal.com>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 08:38:35 -0700
To: public-music-notation@w3.org
Message-ID: <a2512df6-2a49-68d6-4c2b-dbbcc990d2bb@g.nevcal.com>
On 5/11/2018 7:38 AM, Daniel Yacob 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

How is what you need different from what is described here?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitspiu_v3aAhUMHHwKHVIuAjIQFgh2MAY&url=https%3A%2F%2Fw3c.github.io%2Ftypography%2F&usg=AOvVaw2tR3AWyJskdtvSIr_nEQ7z

Or would the proposed community group above be working to extend the 
above to additional use cases?
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