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Re: [csswg-drafts] Proposal: cjk-dir: new property for RTL horizontal CJK, as well as for vertical CJK together with RTL(Arabic, Persian, etc.) text (#3608)

From: 張俊芝 via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 03 Feb 2019 06:54:47 +0000
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Thank you for your opinion. @frivoal

First, I, for one, am looking forward to applying this in my case. :) That's why I brought up this idea: I am currently learning Persian/Farsi. I also have a specific plan to develop a rich web editor which is adjustable to writing mode. So I want to design a Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Persian/Arabic language-learning website where people can learn from each other, and I want to make the whole website writing-mode-responsive.

Second, one of the main reason of the lack of the reality of combining non-CJK characters in vertical-writing mode is simply the lack of the reality of the vertical-writing mode itself, which is, in my opinion, due to some other remaining issues needed to resolve, for example, you usually need to make greater effort to scroll a horizontal bar than the vertical one in PC. So this makes designers hesitant to design a whole lengthy vertical-writing page. So I don't think the lack of combining non-CJK characters in vertical-writing mode can be independently interpreted as lack of interest, multiple factors interplay.

Third, this property is not only for vertical mode, it's also for RTL CJK characters in horizontal mode(See #2754).

Fourth, I agree with you that this feature makes sense, especially because CSS is an international standard, since this feature is all about better internationalization, isn't it? ;)

Fifth, for vertical mode, this is only about readablity improvement, not an actual functionality, even if UA implementers aren't reluctant in implementing this feature, nothing is going to be hurt at worst.

These are my two cents.

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