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Re: [css3-ruby] [css3-text] Position values and before/after definitions in LR vertical writing mode

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 22:41:23 -0400
Message-ID: <4CAE84D3.4030002@mit.edu>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
CC: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/7/10 10:37 PM, Ambrose LI wrote:
> I'm not so sure if this is true for spines. A couple of days ago, when
> I was in the library browsing through the shelves, I suddenly realized
> that *a lot* of French books have their titles running up the spine.

So do Russian books (and these facts are likely not unrelated, but 
that's a separate discussion).

> It was not just a one or two books, but virtually every book on the
> shelves. So I assume whether titles run up or down the spine has
> little to do with the writing system's directionality per se but
> rather just arbitrary typographic traditions in the country the book
> is published.


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