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Re: [css3-writing-modes] text-orientation property

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:12:20 -0800
Message-ID: <4CE23CE4.2080505@inkedblade.net>
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org CSS" <www-style@w3.org>
On 11/15/2010 11:33 PM, John Daggett wrote:
>> Name: 	text-orientation
>> Value: 	vertical-right | upright | rotate-right | rotate-left | rotate-normal | auto
>> Initial: 	vertical-right
> Rather than use 'auto' for SVG backwards compatibility, it might be
> nicer to define 'auto' as what is called 'rotate-normal' and make
> that the default.

I don't think it's a good default, because 'rotate-normal' lays out
ideographic characters sideways.

> What exactly is the difference betwee 'vertical-right' and
> 'rotate-right'?  The first applies to non-ideographic characters only,
> the second applies to all?

rotate-* ends up laying out text exactly as if it were in a horizontal
page, except graphically rotated 90deg.

vertical-right does the "right thing" for vertical scripts.

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