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Re: [css3-fonts] Synthesizing oblique, to which direction in RTL and vertical flow?

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:56:22 -0800
Message-ID: <510FF646.4020005@tiro.com>
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On 03/02/13 10:57 PM, Ambrose LI wrote:

> I might be wrong but I believe this is language dependent. AFAIK in
> Hebrew the slant would be to the right (i.e., same as LTR scripts);
> but Arabic and Persian slant to the opposite direction, to the left.

There are variable practices for Hebrew, and the Masterfont foundry in 
Israel even ships some font families with two sets of 'italics', one 
leaning right and one leaning left. Personally, I've generally favoured 
a lean to the right, because it produces a more visually compact style 
with stronger forms (when leaning to the left, the letters dalet and 
resh become attenuated), and because of the precedence of some mediaeval 
manuscript styles that lean to the right.

Received on Monday, 4 February 2013 17:57:00 UTC

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