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Re: [css-writing-modes-3] [css-inline-3] Need for new Ahem font version with addition of 1 glyph with Vertical_Orientation property set to U

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2016 13:05:23 -0400
To: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Cc: "Myles C. Maxfield" <mmaxfield@apple.com>, "public-css-testsuite@w3.org" <public-css-testsuite@w3.org>
Message-ID: <cf784933-bb1c-0ac3-4d4f-879c0fdbea8a@inkedblade.net>
On 07/27/2016 11:59 PM, Florian Rivoal wrote:
>
>> 2. Create a glyph that is a 20% centered vertical stripe and another that's a
>>   20% centered horizontal stripe, both within a 1em square advance.
>>
>>   Assign the horizontal stripe to
>>     'Χ'  U+03A7
>>     '横' U+6A2A
>>   and the vertical one to
>>     'Υ'  U+03A5
>>     '纵' U+7EB5
>
> I would suggest one more mapping for the horizontal one:
>  - '橫' U+6A6B
> and two more for the vertical one:
>  - '縦' U+7E26
>  - '縱' U+7E31
>
> They are the Japanese and traditional Chinese variants of the simplified Chinese character proposed above. Besides avoiding picking favorites, there's also a practical benefit: making the character easy to input regardless of which language's IME you have on your computer.
>
> Also, why go with uppercase Chi and uppercase Upsilon instead of full width uppercase 'X' U+FF38 and 'Y' U+FF39? Having both would be fine too.

Because I wanted a half-width glyph, not a full width one. :)
The full-width case is covered by the ideographic characters.

~fantasai
Received on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 17:05:57 UTC

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