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Re: [css3-writing-modes] direction vs. writing mode in markup vs. style

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2010 14:31:33 +0900
Message-ID: <4CC667B5.1060107@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, WWW International <www-international@w3.org>
On 2010/10/26 3:40, Håkon Wium Lie wrote:

> Right! The solution uses the class attribute in a clever way:
>    <link rel="stylesheet" href="horizontal.css" class="horizontal"/>
>    <link rel="alternate stylesheet" href="vertical.css" class="vertical"/>
> So, what are the use cases that cannot be solved by this method?

Sorry to jump into this discussion without potentially understanding all 
the details, but while it is to a large extent possible e.g. in Japanese 
to switch from horizontal to vertical just by switching styling, there 
are some aspects of this switch that need more work. A typical example 
is that in horizontal text, you may use Arabic numerals (0123...), 
whereas in vertical text, Kanji numbers (〇一二三...) may be preferred.

Regards,   Martin.

#-# Martin J. Dürst, Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University
#-# http://www.sw.it.aoyama.ac.jp   mailto:duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp
Received on Tuesday, 26 October 2010 05:32:15 UTC

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