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[Bug 28257] [webvtt] start/end linked to left/right [I18N-ISSUE-422]

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Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2016 14:30:37 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28257

--- Comment #28 from Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> ---
(In reply to Silvia Pfeiffer from comment #26)
> The reason for this is that it feels much more natural when you author a cue
> text and you say "align:start" and you've made your cue box smaller (e.g.
> 50% size) that this box sits at the beginning of the screen and not in the
> middle. Everything else is confusing.

So for RTL text, with your proposal, the text begins in the middle of the
screen and extends leftwards. Are you saying that that is not confusing?

 +---------------------------------------+
 |                                       |
 |         txet cibarA                   |
 +---------------------------------------+
  ^ 0%               ^ 50%              ^ 100%


> > My proposal
> > https://github.com/w3c/webvtt/pull/273 is to let align:start/end be
> > positioned the same as align:center.
> 
> That has been found to be counter-intuitive by many captioners.

Do you have a citation?


> I could live with replacing 'start' and 'end' with 'left', 'top', 'right'
> and 'bottom'.

(In the PR we agreed with 'line-left' and 'line-right'.)

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