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RE: [CSS3 Ruby] i18n comment 5: Expected behaviour for value right

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 09:57:38 +0100
To: <ishida@w3.org>, <www-style@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
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> Subject: [CSS3 Ruby] i18n comment 5: Expected behaviour for 
> value right
> 
> 
> Comment from the i18n review of:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-ruby-20030514/
> 
> Comment 5
> At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0505-css3-ruby/
> Editorial/substantive: E/S
> Owner: RI
> 
> Location in reviewed document:
> 4.1right [http://www.w3.org/TR/2003/CR-css3-ruby-20030514/#rubypos]
> 
> Comment: 
>  Please provide a more detailed explanation and examples of 
> expected behaviour for the value right. This is currently not 
> clear at all.
> 
> 
> My understanding, from talking with Michel Suignard, is that 
> this was intended to support the bopomofo case, which 
> requires special placement of ruby text characters on the 
> right side of horizontal and vertical text.
> 
> 
> (If this is the case, it may be better to call this value 
> 'bopomofo', since the rules for bopomofo tone placement are 
> very idiosyncratic.)
> 


FYI I came across an email from 2001 where Martin Duerst says
"'ruby-position: right' was created specifically for Bopomofo. (I think it
was proposed by Dekai Wu in the Hong Kong meeting
of the I18N WG, but I might be wrong.)"

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-i18n-wg/2001Feb/0179.html

RI

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