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Re: Western vertical texts

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:58:35 -0800
Message-ID: <4F5528FB.5060305@inkedblade.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 03/01/2012 09:36 PM, Koji Ishii wrote:
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> I also wonder how good "always use 1em height" is for Latin upright text.

It's not very good. It's even worse when you use lowercase letters.

Anecdote: I used to think Latin looked horrible when typeset upright
with lower-case letters. Then someone in Japan hand-wrote my name in
vertical upright, and it looked perfectly reasonable--because the
spacing between letters was properly adjusted.

~fantasai
Received on Monday, 5 March 2012 20:59:21 GMT

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