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Re: Issue 77 Resize Content SC

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2017 10:20:30 -0400
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To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I like the idea of a defined term like writing mode, but am wondering if it
doesn't bring to mind a more global command for the page. The page is left
right writing mode.

In the "direction of the text" is pretty easy to understand, and I think
it's testable. Does anyone see any holes in it?

Otherwise, we can leverage writing mode, and make it clear that there may
be different writing modes on a page.

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On Mon, May 8, 2017 at 9:09 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
wrote:

> > horizontal scrolling of vertical text is not a problem
>
>
>
> I was thinking of several scenarios, but reading up on it there is often a
> mix of writing modes, e.g. apparently in Japanese:
>
> “Where the efficient use of space is important — namely newspapers and
> magazines — both orientations are often combined.” [3]
>
>
>
> So pages which use a lot of vertical writing still use some horizontal,
> therefore I think you are right – for each ‘bit’ of content.
>
>
>
> To adjust the text, I’d suggest:
>
> “Content can be resized to 400% without loss of content or functionality, *and
> without requiring scrolling in the direction of text* except for parts of
> the content where fixed spatial layout is necessary to use or meaning.”
>
>
>
> Getting in to the terminology for “direction of X”, I wasn’t sure what
> “text line” would mean, alternative terms (reviewing the “writing modes”
> documentation [4]) are:
>
>
>
> “without requiring scrolling in the direction of ______”
>
> -          text
>
> -          text line
>
> -          text flow
>
> -          writing mode
>
> -          the text orientation
>
>
>
> Any better suggestions? iOS/Android don’t seem to have a concept of
> vertical text or writing modes (from a quick google), so I’m leaning
> towards the W3C’s “writing mode” as it seems to be the first to define this
> concept.
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
>
>
> -Alastair
>
>
>
> This seems like a good starting point for learning about vertical text:
>
> 1] http://tategaki.github.io/en/
>
> 2] https://24ways.org/2016/css-writing-modes/  (which has good support
> now http://caniuse.com/#search=writing-mode)
>
> 3] https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/japanese-a-
> beautifully-complex-writing-system/
>
> 4] https://www.w3.org/TR/css-writing-modes-3/
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