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CSS3 Text Layout: Writing Latin bottom-to-top within line with blocks progressing to the right

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 23:31:38 +0200
Message-Id: <09AD6C85-6080-4F16-86FC-824506D06DAF@iki.fi>
To: W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>

Reading CSS3 Text Layout and experimenting with IE8, it seems to me  
that writing-mode doesn't have a mode that'd effectively rotate Latin  
text layout 90 degrees counter-clockwise. That is, text inside line  
going from bottom to top and blocks progressing from left to right.

Use case: Writing vertical column headings for a table in a way that  
degrades gracefully where not supported and cell shrink wrap happening  
after the header contents have been vertically laid out.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Sunday, 11 January 2009 21:32:20 UTC

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