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

From: Alex Mogilevsky <alexmog@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 15:03:53 -0800
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, W3C Style List <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7C2F64B551D8664AAD94A28DAC37D0206B565AE4E3@NA-EXMSG-C103.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>

It's been proposed and was in earlier versions of CSS3 text. It has lower priority because there is no live language that would use a writing mode like that for normal writing.

It should be there at some point. Probably CSS4 text.

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From: www-style-request@w3.org [mailto:www-style-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Henri Sivonen
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 1:32 PM
To: W3C Style List
Subject: CSS3 Text Layout: Writing Latin bottom-to-top within line with blocks progressing to the right


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.

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Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Sunday, 11 January 2009 23:04:35 GMT

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