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Re: [css-fonts] proposal needed for synthesizing oblique fonts in vertical text

From: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 00:21:18 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <1042490689.15506077.1368602478219.JavaMail.root@mozilla.com>

Koji Ishii wrote:

> > But as everyone is saying, there really isn't a use case for
> > vertical italic Japanese text runs
> 
> The use is less common, but use case does exist. "Less common" is
> not equal to "there really isn't a use case." It's used in Harry
> Potter. It's used in several books in light-novel style[2].

Just to follow up on this point, I went to the bookstore to try and
come up with the examples you're referring to.  I leafed through
several editions of various Harry Potter books without really finding
much of any usage of italics and/or obliqued text.  The nearest thing
I could find was the use of emoji-style exclamation points:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2013May/att-0031/harry-potter-exclamation.jpg

Is this what you were thinking of?

Anyways, it would be helpful to have copies of the examples you're
talking about.

Cheers,

John Daggett
Received on Wednesday, 15 May 2013 07:21:46 UTC

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