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Re: Supporting Chant Notation Under Interlinear Text Layout

From: Daniel Yacob <yacob@geez.org>
Date: Fri, 11 May 2018 12:58:08 -0400
Message-ID: <CACvO6KD9S-VC92PES-iq4XNacKRSbrerBd7MzRhZ7QJ9y2B9sw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Glenn Linderman <v+smufl@g.nevcal.com>
Cc: public-music-notation@w3.org
Hi Glen,

The International Text Layout effort will identify gaps in browser support
for the needs of various script, language and region based writing
traditions and propose solutions. Sub-communities have been formed around
scripts to address the bigger picture by working on the parts independently
while maintaining a degree of harmony.  Interlinear text practices are
found across many traditions (and sub-communities), and in w3c communities
outside of the direct scope of the International Text Layout initiative
-the Music Notation group was thought to be one such group.

A goal of a separate Interlinear Text Layout group would be to focus on
just the requirements of this special (irregular, relatively rare) case of
writing with the expectation that common requirements would be found. The
common requirements would then be addressed in a recommendation. This would
help avoid the various groups with interlinear text practices developing
separate, likely duplicate, and at worst incompatible markup and css



On Fri, May 11, 2018 at 11:41 AM Glenn Linderman <v+smufl@g.nevcal.com>

> On 5/11/2018 7:38 AM, Daniel Yacob wrote:
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I'm writing to alert people here to a new incubator group created to
> > collect and address requirements for "Interlinear Text Layout".
> >
> > I came into the problem of laying out interlinear text when trying to
> > present the Ethiopic Zaima chant notation under available HTML markup.
> > I thought people in this group may have interest or expertise in similar
> > traditions with staffless chant notation (Znamenny, Syric, Byzantine,
> > Hebrew, etc).  If so, I encourage you to please support the creation of
> > the Interlinear Layout Group here:
> >
> > https://www.w3.org/community/groups/proposed/#itlcg
> >
> > A new group is proposed following the recommendation of W3C experts
> > because interlinear text layout is important to a broad spectrum of
> > manuscript practices such as annotation, multilingual annotation in
> > particular, and translation.
> >
> > FWIW, my own trials with CSS and HTML work arounds for presenting Zaima
> > are available at the link below.  Unfortunately the CSS tricks needed to
> > get the presentation right (or nearly so) are very sensitive to browser
> > version. The pages work best with Chrome version 61 or later (though not
> > validated recently):
> >
> > http://w3c.github.io/elreq/zaima/
> >
> > thank you,
> >
> > -Daniel
> How is what you need different from what is described here?
> https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwitspiu_v3aAhUMHHwKHVIuAjIQFgh2MAY&url=https%3A%2F%2Fw3c.github.io%2Ftypography%2F&usg=AOvVaw2tR3AWyJskdtvSIr_nEQ7z
> Or would the proposed community group above be working to extend the
> above to additional use cases?
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