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Text Direction and CSS

From: Garth Wallace <gwalla@sfgate.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 11:46:26 -0700
Message-ID: <7E36FB0187D9D211B6710060979380A2BF91F1@caen.sfchron.com>
To: "'www-style@s3c.org'" <www-style@s3c.org>
Just wanted to point out that the CSS2 text-direction
property doesn't cover vertical languages like Japanese
(lines go top to bottom, next line to the left).

Perhaps it should be extended:

text-direction:  inherit | ltr | rtl vertical?

If vertical is specified, text flows top-to-bottom, then the
specified direction, e.g. Japanese would be rtl vertical.

Extending text-direction to cover vertical text would also
be nice for sign-like effects.
Received on Tuesday, 10 August 1999 14:54:34 UTC

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