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Re: Shaping characters in upright orientation in vertical text flow

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:28:41 -0800
Message-ID: <4F165889.4080801@inkedblade.net>
To: www-international@w3.org
On 01/17/2012 08:10 PM, "Martin J. Dürst" wrote:
> On 2012/01/17 22:52, Koji Ishii wrote:
>> Thank you everyone for very prompt replies.
>> After looking at your replies, I started to wonder, maybe the way I asked the question wasn't very good, so please allow me
>> to rephrase.
>> We editors expect most non-East Asian authors would use "text-orientation: sideways-right" as explained in the figure[1]. In
>> this style, all non-East Asian characters such as Latin or bi-di renders sideways, rotated by 90 degrees, as you all
>> recommended. So, that's good to have this many confirmation.
> "text-orientation: sideways-right" seems to be quite okay for Latin or other LTR script in vertical. But wouldn't one want to use
> "text-orientation: sideways-left" for Arabic or Hebrew, or otherwise all or mostly RTL text in vertical?

I've seen both, actually. And given how hard it is to find such examples,
I can't say for sure which is more common. :)

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