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Re: [CSS3 Text] punctuation-trim

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 00:14:54 +1300
Message-ID: <45C711AE.6050906@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
CC: 'WWW International' <www-international@w3.org>

shen@cse.ust.hk wrote:
> [snip]
>> Judging from [...], the Simplified Chinese list makes sense.
>> (It specifies the placement of periods, commas, and colons to the bottom left
>> of the glyph box.) I don't know of a similar resource for Traditional
>> Chinese, however, so I can't check that. (Do any i18n guys/gals reading
>> this have a pointer for Hant punctuation conventions?)
> 
> There is a large amount of text in traditional Chinese that is
> presented as vertical text. So the punctuation marks should be
> centered in the glyph box, for otherwise it will look pretty odd.
> Since there is less vertical text in simplified Chinese characters,
> putting some punctuation marks to the left or bottom left works
> fine in most cases. But for the rare cases of vertical text, they
> should be centered.
> 
> So I think centering punctuation marks in glyph boxes will work
> for both horizontal and vertical text renderings and should be
> preferred.

Well, a large amount of Japanese text is also laid out vertically.
For Japanese, an alternate set of punctuation glyphs is used in
vertical text, so that, for example, the comma is placed in the
bottom left of the box in horizontal text, but the top right in
vertical text. Chinese can adopt the same approach (which imho
looks more elegant).

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 5 February 2007 11:15:19 GMT

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