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Re: [css3-writing-modes] horizontal-bt writing mode

From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad@behdad.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:36:52 -0400
Message-ID: <4CC5C034.4030603@behdad.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
Interesting.

There is also another usecase that I'm yet to see anyone implement: breaking
lines end to start.  Think of old cell-phone displays, as you keep typing
numbers, they always keep the last line full of letters, and the first line
partial.  Something like:

+-------+
|    012|
|3456789|
+-------+

Would be nice to let CSS handle that.

behdad

On 10/25/10 11:17, David Singer wrote:
> It's for when CSS is used to style text that will be painted onto streets, american-style:
> 
> 
> Ahead
> School
> Down
> Slow
> 
> (This is an important growth area for CSS, I am sure)
> 
> :-)
> 
> 
> On Oct 25, 2010, at 0:05 , John Daggett wrote:
> 
>> Looking over the current CSS3 Writing Modes spec, I'm puzzling over what
>> writing-mode 'horizontal-bt' is needed for?  It's defined as:
>>
>>  "Bottom-to-top block flow. The writing mode is horizontal."
>>
>> What's the script that requires this?  Or is it just there for
>> completeness?
>>
>>  http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#writing-mode
>>
>> John Daggett
>>
> 
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
> 
> 
> 
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