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Re: [csswg-drafts] [css-writing-modes] Support rtl Chinese (#2754)

From: Florian Rivoal via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 12:58:45 +0000
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> Is that a period on the very top line, or just a centre dot?

I'd guess a center dot, that makes more sense as a separator of two phrases which aren't sentences. Also, if it was a period, there ought to be one at the end of the second phrase, but there isn't. Interestingly, this one is right aligned within the space it is given, while today the center dot would be centered horizontally and vertically.

> The only punctuation in the multline block, bottom right, is an interestingly tilted exclamation mark.

Right. That doesn't tell us anything about spacing, except maybe that they're avoiding needing to cope with spacing, but that's too little data to even conclude that.

> I wonder whether the Latin text is AD or DA when pronounced.

 But as far as I know, neither Vitamin AD nor Vitamin DA is a thing, so they probably mean A & D. Since the Vitamin A is what they're supposed to have started the company with (https://www.rike-vita.jp/int/com/history.html) and their flagship product, I suspect they mean for the A to come first, and the word to be read "Vitamin AD". Meaning that they're not doing bidi, but are **bdo**ing latin text into rtl as well.

I notice that 'vitamin' is written LTR on the actual bottle.

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