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Re: [css3-writing-modes] A report from a meeting w/Japanese publishing group

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:13:57 -0700
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+dWw-abmaRDdZUmw9o1qqNHR_RV2GEC4C_DxVmXxL_dxA@mail.gmail.com>
To: koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
Cc: Brady Duga <duga@ljug.com>, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sun, Jan 15, 2012 at 3:57 AM, koba <koba@antenna.co.jp> wrote:

>
> > 3. The writing modes module addresses this with styles to determine glyph
> > orientation
>
> This is difficult question. CSS writing mode can solve the issue only
> partially.  For example, it can specify to rotate, but can not specify to
> change (replace)  the shape of glyph.
>

CSS3 fonts, via font-feature-settings property, can handle this in part,
albeit only in a font dependent manner. Since it is unlikely that CSS
itself would ever directly support the full functionality of the OpenType
'GSUB' or TrueType 'mort'/'morx' tables, it is unlikely that a CSS-only
solution will be feasible.
Received on Sunday, 15 January 2012 16:15:12 GMT

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