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Re: Fullwidth/upright vertical characters in Mongolian

From: Liang Hai <lianghai@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:27:57 +0800
To: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Cc: Andrew West <andrewcwest@gmail.com>, r12a <ishida@w3.org>, public-i18n-mongolian@w3.org
Message-Id: <4e3ff9c3-cfe0-4f1c-ab34-1b1a3463c521@gmail.com>
On Tue, Feb 28, 2017 at 19:11, Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp> wrote: Is this a new convention, or is there some older practice, too?

It looks quite good for this example, with just one single instance in a
rather long text. It might look worse if there are a lot more instances
of Mongolian, and/or if there are some long words.

One might guess that this convention is more suited for electronic media
(pixels/scrolling are mostly for free), whereas the older convention is
better suited for physical books (paper costs money).

Regards, Martin.
I'd say it's a well established convention. It's actually pretty common, though I don't know the exact percentage.
Attached some quick examples from older sources, grabbed from a Mongolian encoding discussion group. Will ask for the sources' names if you're interested.
梁海 Liang Hai https://lianghai.github.io

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