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[css3-ruby] ruby-position

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 03 May 2011 14:55:25 -0700
Message-ID: <4DC079CD.7060707@inkedblade.net>
To: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
A couple of developments since the last time we discussed the syntax on this:

1. The CSSWG discussed the name of the 'bopomofo'/'right' value at the last
    F2F, and someone suggested 'inter-character' as an alternative. (I suggest
    correcting that to 'inter-base', since ruby bases can have more than one
    character.)

2. In discussions around the similarly-functioning 'text-emphasis-position',
    we came up with
      text-emphasis-position: [above|below] && [left|right]
    i.e. two keywords are specified in the value, one which takes effect in
    horizontal typographic modes, the other of which takes effect in vertical
    typographic modes.

We could use the same structure for 'ruby-position', which would give us

   ruby-position: [ above | below | inter-base ] && [ left | right ]

e.g.

   ruby-position: inter-base right; /* Traditional Chinese with bopomofo */
   ruby-position: above right; /* PRC Chinese */
   ruby-position: below right; /* Japanese */

We could even assume 'right' if the second half was dropped, since most
ruby is placed on the right in vertical text.

~fantasai
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