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Re: [css3-text-layout] "design philosophy" or "basic idea" how vertical writing would work in CSS

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2010 03:32:14 -0400
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To: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Cc: Ishii Koji <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 28 June 2010 03:18, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> On 06/24/2010 07:27 PM, Ishii Koji wrote:
>> Now I think I understand the current situation better. I'm guessing,
>> my questions must come from one of two possibilities.
>>
>> 1. You want to re-invent a new vertical system that I have never seen.
>> 2. You want to use the same philosophy [of rotating the page], but
>>   margins and paddings are very special cases to be treated differently.
>>
>> I still don't know which way you guys are trying to go.
>
> If rotating the page is option 2, then we're going with option 1.
> Vertical writing should be a first-class alternative to horizontal
> writing in CSS, and it must be possible for the two to mix gracefully.
> This means horizontal and vertical layout will be analogous. It does
> not mean that vertical writing mode rotates the layout.

I don't even think a model that does not treat vertical writing as
rotated horizontal writing is something we have never seen before.
This kind of treatment has already appeared for at least several
years, maybe even longer: At the very least, neither Adobe Illustrator
nor Adobe InDesign treats vertical writing as rotated horizontal
writing.
-- 
cheers,
-ambrose
Received on Monday, 28 June 2010 07:32:47 GMT

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