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Re: [css3-writing-modes] a third option for implementing logical properties

From: Takayuki Akimoto <taka-akimoto@thoton.co.jp>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 08:05:23 +0900
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=5O+abZpL1naKgjcaGpMdE6ReQK0QDO6MsCLyc@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: hyatt@apple.com, howcome@opera.com, dbaron@dbaron.org, www-style@w3.org, kida@apple.com
TJ, thanks for your comment.

> It's not just for CJK.  Hebrew, Arabic, or other RTL-language pages,
> for example, have an equivalent need for logical directions.  (They
> only need it for start/end, though.)

I know.

But they never need to rotate the axes, do they?

'start' and 'end' might be indispensable, however,
we had better to ask the Hebrew or Arabic speakers
if the 'logical' is the best solution or not.

Thoton Akimoto
Japan.


On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 7:39 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 3:33 PM, Takayuki Akimoto
> <taka-akimoto@thoton.co.jp> wrote:
>> Hi.
>>
>>>I can't say I'm in love with the 'logical' keyword notation
>>
>> How about a 'rotate90', instead of the 'logical'?
>>
>> Since the keyword 'logical' is needed only by CJK authors
>> who want to switch their horizontal-writing document to
>> vertical and vice versa, rotating the axes by 90 degrees
>> clockwise would be sufficient.
>
> It's not just for CJK.  Hebrew, Arabic, or other RTL-language pages,
> for example, have an equivalent need for logical directions.  (They
> only need it for start/end, though.)
>
> ~TJ
>
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