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[whatwg] Canvas lack of drawString method

From: Gervase Markham <gerv@mozilla.org>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:35:00 +0100
Message-ID: <453DDE44.9010903@mozilla.org>
David Hyatt wrote:
> and then the API would be something like:
> drawText(y-coord of baseline, "barchart", myText)

I like this idea :-)

At the risk of overcomplicating, vertical text is a common requirement 
for graphs and charts. If this is simpler to implement than the 
"arbitrary text rotation" case, is it worth having a way of saying the 
baseline is vertical rather than horizontal? Or would this be a job for 

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