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RE: Web page layouts in different cultures - question from DIWG

From: Steve Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:14:47 -0700
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To: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, "'Bruno Girin'" <Bruno.Girin@cambista.com>, <www-international-request@w3.org>
Cc: <www-di@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>
At 05:43 AM 9/22/2005, Richard Ishida wrote:
> > Unfortunately neither HTML nor CSS support vertical layout.
>CSS3 will provide this.  Note also that some vertical text support is
>available using IE already (though I'm not recommending this be used until
>standards exist, you can see an example at
>http://people.w3.org/rishida/scripts/samples/japanese.html (select the
>direction in the right hand column). Note how the text does not fill the
>page vertically. )

No need to wait for CSS3, both XSL
and SVG (check section 10)
support vertical text in their current Recommendations. The CSS3 proposals 
of record are largely based on the XSL extensions, but the Rudy support in 
CSS3 was done only in CSS.

Steve Zilles
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Los Gatos, CA 95032-4710
Received on Thursday, 22 September 2005 19:18:48 UTC

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