Re: [CSS3 Text] Japanese Iteration Marks

MURAKAMI Shinyu wrote:
> Hi fantasai,
> The answer of your question about Japanese iteration marks is found in
> the Rule Book:
> 文字の組方ルールブック
> ISBN4-88888-312-2
> it is on your site!

Heh~ Thank you for the translation/analysis. :) It will be several years,
I think, before I am able to read that book myself.


> see the rule f of the page 8.
> f.
> くり返し符号(々、ゝ、ゞ、〳〵など)が行頭にくることは許容し、そのま
> ま行頭に組む。
> [Iteration marks are allowed to appear at beginning of line and they are
> put on the beginning of line as is.]
> *
> もとの字を重ねる方式もある。(ただし、古典物などでとくに原文の表記を
> 生かす必要のあるときなど、また、地名・人名など固有名詞の場合はこの限り
> ではない。)
> [There is a way repeating the appropriate character (instead of the
> iteration mark). (But this way is not applicable when the original text
> is important, for example in classics, or in proper nouns such as place
> or person names.]
> *
> 行頭にくることを禁止し、前の行を調整して一字追い出すか、またはくり
> 返し符号を前行に追い込み方式もある。(以下の例は、前行の字間をあけて一字
> 追い出している。)
> [There is a way not allowing iteration marks at beginning of line, for
> that the preceding line are adjusted to push the last character out or
> to push the iteration mark in the preceding line. (In the following
> example, the character spacing of the preceding line is widened and one
> character is pushed out.)]
> To sum up, the most common rule: iteration marks are allowed at the
> beginning of line as is without any replacing.
> There are two optional ways (not so often used).
> * replacing to appropriate character (but this way is limited and very
> difficult to automate. I think it is not necessary in the CSS spec!)
> * iteration marks are not allowed at the beginning of line
> ("strict" line breaking)

Received on Friday, 12 January 2007 00:34:00 UTC