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

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 18:31:51 +0100
To: "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>, "'Rotan Hanrahan'" <Rotan.Hanrahan@MobileAware.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>, <www-di@w3.org>, <bidi@unicode.org>
Message-Id: <20050924173159.244FB4F02C@homer.w3.org>

> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Chris Lilley

> RH> For example, in english, the phrase "Home Page" fits into a few 
> RH> pixels high, and many more pixels wide, but how does the 
> sample phrase in Chinese compare?
> It would need more pixels in height to display a single 
> character but the whole phrase would be far fewer characters.

Another kind of footnote: For Chinese, yes, although bear in mind that those
characters are typically about twice the width of Latin characters.  But
don't assume that Japanese will be the same, since words spelt in katakana
(eg. many technical or borrowed words) may be equally long or longer. For
example, ho-mu peiji could well be longer than the English.


Richard Ishida

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