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Re: Question about CSS 3 Writing Modes

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:25:24 -0700
Message-ID: <503E7AB4.6060109@inkedblade.net>
To: Steve Slevinski <slevin@signpuddle.net>
CC: www-international <www-international@w3.org>
On 08/23/2012 02:15 PM, Steve Slevinski wrote:
> I was reading the introduction of the CSS 3 Writing Modes
> http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/
> I'm trying to understand figure2:
> 'direction' property 'ltr'
> 'unicode-bidi' property as ?
> 'text-orientation' property as ' sideways-right'
> 'writing-mode' property as 'vertical-lr'

Yes, this is correct, except that 'text-orientation' in this case might be its
initial value, since that also puts Latin sideways 90deg clockwise.

'unicode-bidi' is irrelevant.

> I am working on a script with a downward inline base and a rightward block flow.
> 'direction' property as 'ltr'
> 'text-orientation' property as 'upright'
> 'writing-mode' property as  'vertical-lr' or 'tb-lr'
> The vertical translate to the base line is based on words separated by spaces.
> Am I correct on the values?
> Do I need other values?

I think that should be sufficient for what you're trying to do.

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