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[css3-text] emphasis dots used with ruby

From: KangHao Lu (Kenny) <kennyluck@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 07:47:06 +0900
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To: WWW Style <www-style@w3.org>
The current draft says

[[
The marks are drawn once for each grapheme cluster. However, emphasis  
marks are not drawn for a grapheme cluster consisting of:

- Characters for which ruby is drawn in the same position as the  
emphasis mark.
- [snip]
]]

But I bumpep into the following dialog in a manga episode: http://goo.gl/photos/IESeVRnMMw

The emphasis dots are *over* the ruby. And notice that the emphasis  
dot on the right hand side of "へ" aligns with the rest of  
emphasis dots on that line.


I am not a native Japanese but I have the feeling that, according to  
the current text in the spec, if you put emphasis dots on a run of  
text with some text rubied, ruby texts without emphasis dots  
surrounded by normal texts with emphasis dots will look bad. Perhaps  
Japanese Layout Task Force can provide some input and clarification?

For your interest, the dialog may be translated as "Time to go to  
hell. Come with me". It's from a manga called ぬらりひょんの孫  
(Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan[1])

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nura:_Rise_of_the_Yokai_Clan
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