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[CSS3 Text] Emphasis marks in Japanese text

From: Masaya Nakamura <masaya.nak@shiromoji.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 12:31:25 +0900
Message-ID: <ced3a8d50810302031m6d9f69m1b6a95c995ac2294@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
The Japanese example in section 8.2 is shown with 'accent emphasis'
(sesame dots), but it is more common to emphasize with bullets in
horizontal text. 'Requirements of Japanese Text Layout' also refers to
this convention:

> There are many symbols that could be specified for use as emphasis dots.
> [﹅] (SESAMI DOT)  in vertical writing mode and [•] (BULLET)  in horizontal writing
> mode are those used for emphasis dots in general.
(http://www.w3.org/TR/jlreq/#en-subheading2_3_9)

Appendix 2 of JIS X 4052:2000 has a list of emphasis marks:

- ﹅ (U+fe45)  SESAME DOT (centered comma)
- ﹆ (U+fe46)  WHITE SESAME DOT (white hollow centered comma)
- ● (U+25cf)  BLACK CIRCLE
- ○ (U+25cb)  WHITE CIRCLE
- ▲ (U+25b2)  BLACK UP-POINTING TRIANGLE
- △ (U+25b3)  WHITE UP-POINTING TRIANGLE
- ◎ (U+25ce)  BULLSEYE
- ◉ (U+25c9)  FISHEYE

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Masaya Nakamura
masaya.nak@shiromoji.net
Received on Friday, 31 October 2008 03:32:01 GMT

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