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[csswg-drafts] [css-writing-modes] Abstract wording slightly inexact (#3829)

From: Addison Phillips via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:57:00 +0000
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aphillips has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-writing-modes] Abstract wording slightly inexact ==
CSS Writing Modes Level 4
https://www.w3.org/TR/css-writing-modes-4/

This issue was created by the I18N WG a while ago, but never submitted. It is editorial only and I18N discussed it [here](https://www.w3.org/2019/04/11-i18n-minutes.html#item06).

Currently the abstract says:

>    CSS Writing Modes Level 4 defines CSS support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical (e.g. Asian scripts).

The terms 'right-to-left', 'bidirectional', and 'vertical' are slightly inaccurate here. While the spec understands the issues, a casual reader looking at the spec would have incorrect assumptions about RTL scripts reinforced and might have the impression that vertical writing is either the default for CJK or only a CJK artifact. While the abstract is trying to convey what the doc is about without being overly pedantic, perhaps a bit of editing would be useful here. I'd suggest something like:

>    CSS Writing Modes Level 4 defines CSS support for various international writing modes, such as the vertical presentation of text (which is most common in Asian scripts) or support for horizontal presentation, including directional variation in bidirectional scripts (predominantly right-to-left text in scripts such as Arabic and Hebrew).



Please view or discuss this issue at https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/3829 using your GitHub account
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