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RE: [1.2T-LC] i18n comment 7: Only tb-rl (ISSUE-2108)

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 20:29:30 +0100
To: "'Doug Schepers'" <schepers@w3.org>
Cc: <www-svg@w3.org>, <public-i18n-core@w3.org>
Message-ID: <01b701c92fc5$8334fb00$899ef100$@org>

The i18n WG believes this satisfies the comment. Thanks.

We would like to talk more about support for Mongolian in future specs that support vertical text.  Please get back to us when you have some text for review.  Cheers.

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Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

http://www.w3.org/International/
http://rishida.net/



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Doug Schepers [mailto:schepers@w3.org]
> Sent: 11 October 2008 04:01
> To: ishida@w3.org
> Cc: www-svg@w3.org; public-i18n-core@w3.org
> Subject: Re: [1.2T-LC] i18n comment 7: Only tb-rl (ISSUE-2108)
> 
> Hi, I18N-
> 
> ishida@w3.org wrote (on 10/10/08 3:43 PM):
> > Comment from the i18n review of:
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-SVGMobile12-20080915/
> >
> > Comment 7 At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0810-svg-tiny/
> > Editorial/substantive: E Tracked by: RI
> >
> > Location in reviewed document: 10.6.1
> > [http://www.w3.org/TR/SVGMobile12/text.html#TextLayoutIntroduction]
> >
> > Comment: "For top-to-bottom text, the block-progression-direction
> > always points 90 degrees counter-clockwise from the reference
> > orientation vector because the only available top-to-bottom writing
> > mode is tb-rl."
> >
> > I think this sentence needs to be deleted, since SVG Tiny doesn't
> > support vertical text. If it is there as a general statement, it
> > should be made clearer, and corrected to say that tb-rl is not the
> > only vertical writing mode.
> 
> I've removed the offending sentence, but be warned that it may return in
> SVG Full.  How would you reword this in light of writing-mode="tb-lr"
> (for Mongolian, Manchu and Phags-pa script), a value not covered in SVG
> 1.1 Full?
> 
> Please let us know if this satisfies your comment, in terms of the SVG
> 1.2 Tiny spec.
> 
> Regards-
> -Doug
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