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[css3-multicol] + [css3-text] = vertical writing (almost)

From: Sudrien <sudrien@fusemail.com>
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 22:56:15 +0000
Message-ID: <32966. >
To: www-style@w3.org

With Firefox 1.5 having at least partial support of [css3-multicol], I
wrote some tests of the effect in relation to the vertical writing of
Japanese, or 'tategaki'. These rules took care of most of the

[-moz-]column-width: 1em;
[-moz-]column-gap: 1.5em;
direction: rtl;

as shown at


Justification within a column shouldn't be any trouble in a full
implementation, but
http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-css3-text-20050627/#word-break does not seem
to have any options to break up 'double' kana and foreign words to force
the one-character column width.

Is this even the correct method?
http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-text-20030514/#writing-mode seems to
have no equivelent in the latest draft.

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