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

From: timeless <timeless@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:36:00 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTinL2wnzN6qMnVabJemUz5DzBBubLA0W+x=uV3Ke@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Cc: Stephen Zilles <szilles@adobe.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On 10/8/10, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com> 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.
> 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.

Oops, thanks for the correction. I should have said English. I was
actually using a Finnish periodical as my reference element which is
why I wrote Latin (meaning the character set, not the language
family). I blame that poor assumption and on my bad memory and the
lateness of the hour. I have visited families in France and I'm sure I
browsed their bookshelves, but my memory is fading.

Anyway, there's still the Hebrew-Chinese picture which should be
hopefully interesting to someone.
Received on Friday, 8 October 2010 11:36:34 UTC

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