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RE: [bidi] Re: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 11:04:43 +0100
To: "'Paul Nelson (ATC)'" <paulnel@winse.microsoft.com>, "'Jony Rosenne'" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, "'Rotan Hanrahan'" <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>, <www-international@w3.org>
Cc: <www-di@w3.org>, <bidi@unicode.org>
Message-Id: <20050922100441.EEC4A4EEE3@homer.w3.org>

Thai theoretically needs 22 pixels in height (plus more interline spacing
than English) to look good and be readable. (base character plus space for
vowel sign below, vowel sign above, and tone mark). (picture at
http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/tutorial/slides/Slide1290.html )

There are also many Chinese characters that require 24 pixels for complete
representation, eg. U+9F98 (picture at
http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/tutorial/slides/Slide1300.html )

RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Paul 
> Nelson (ATC)
> Sent: 19 September 2005 22:50
> To: Jony Rosenne; Rotan Hanrahan; www-international@w3.org
> Cc: www-di@w3.org; bidi@unicode.org
> Subject: RE: [bidi] Re: Web page layouts in different 
> cultures - question from DIWG
> 
> 
> You might also want to consider scripts like Tibetan that 
> require a minimal font size of 16 points to be readable.
> 
> Paul 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bidi-bounce@unicode.org 
> [mailto:bidi-bounce@unicode.org] On Behalf Of Jony Rosenne
> Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 9:49 PM
> To: 'Rotan Hanrahan'; www-international@w3.org
> Cc: www-di@w3.org; bidi@unicode.org
> Subject: [bidi] Re: Web page layouts in different cultures - 
> question from DIWG
> 
> Please consider right to left cultures.
> 
> Jony
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of 
> Rotan Hanrahan
> > Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 12:49 PM
> > To: www-international@w3.org
> > Cc: www-di@w3.org
> > Subject: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > At a recent meeting of the Device Independence Working Group
> > (W3C-DIWG) we discussed the issue of page layouts, and how to 
> > represent/process them when adapting content for different devices.
> > Our perception of page layouts is based mostly on our Western 
> > experience of such pages, as such people are in the majority in our 
> > group. Typically: logo and ads on the top, navigation down 
> the left, 
> > copyright at the bottom, scrolling the page is vertical etc...
> > 
> > However, we were concerned that such layouts may not be 
> representative
> 
> > of the non-Western world. I am seeking references to 
> information about
> 
> > this topic. If it turns out that the Western ideas of page 
> layouts are
> 
> > broadly compatible with the ideas of page layout around the world, 
> > then there is no issue for us to worry about.
> > 
> > (For immediate response from DI to any relevant ideas on 
> this issue, 
> > please email the www-di public mailing list.)
> > 
> > Thank you.
> > 
> > ---Rotan Hanrahan (member DI, chair DD, ACRep MobileAware)
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
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