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Re: Advanced Font Features

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 13:24:29 +0000
Message-ID: <4791FA0D.806@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: CSS Style <www-style@w3.org>

Christoph P├Ąper wrote:

> PS: As far as I know there is nothing like italics in East-Asian 
> typography. Oblique can be simulated by automatic slanting. Would it be 

I don't think there can be, as the typography is based on brushes rather 
than pens.  However, I have seen slanted text used in modern Chinese 
printed material in ways similar to italics.

> acceptable for Japanese to switch display between Katakana and Hiragana 
> for "font-style: italic"?

Katakana and Hiragana have disjoint Unicode code spaces and, I think, 
have different uses.


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