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

> On Jul 28, 2016, at 06:39, fantasai <> wrote:
> On 07/27/2016 02:42 AM, Myles C. Maxfield wrote:
>>> We need to create a new version of Ahem font
>> I’m happy to do this. I can probably have it done pretty soon, too.
> Wonderful!
> I think the glyphs we need are:
> 1. Copy the 'X' glyph (1em black square) to the following characters:
>      一二三四五六七八九十〇囗火水木金土
>      U+4E00 U+4E8C U+4E09 U+56DB U+4E94 U+516D U+4E03 U+516B U+4E5D
>      U+5341 U+3007 U+56D7 U+706B U+6C34 U+6728 U+91D1 U+571F
>   This will allow for basic tests to be constructed with upright CJK codepoints.
>   (We could probably get away with just 水 and 囗, but I figure we may as well
>   go with all the digits, a square-like glyph, and the five elements.)

If we include the 5 elements instead of just water, maybe throw in 月 U+6708 and 日 U+65E5 to get the 7 days of the week?

> 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.

 - Florian

Received on Thursday, 28 July 2016 03:59:30 UTC