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Re: Shaping characters in upright orientation in vertical text flow

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 05:56:28 -0800 (PST)
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "'WWW International' (www-international@w3.org)" <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
Message-ID: <a9ade395-334b-4d75-83a4-a9ad30ce9cf8@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>

> In Japanese, there is the pragmatic tradition to set longer text
> sidewise, but single letters or just a few letters upright. The
> later is called tate-chu-yoko (see
> http://www.w3.org/TR/jlreq/#en-subheading2_2_5) in Japanese
> typography. It may be that we can say that in these cases the style
> mechanism for tate-chu-yoko (if there is one) should be used.

The writing modes spec already includes properties for controlling tate-chu-yoko:

http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#text-combine

Regards,

John Daggett
Received on Thursday, 19 January 2012 13:56:58 GMT

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