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[CSSWG][css-writing-modes] CSS Writing Modes: Updated L3, CR for L4

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2018 16:36:20 -0400
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On 24 May 2018, the CSS WG published an updated Candidate Recommendation
of CSS Writing Modes Level 3 and an initial Candidate Recommendation of
CSS Writing Modes Level 4:


CSS Writing Modes defines CSS support for various international writing modes,
such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic),
bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical (e.g. Asian scripts).

This is a minor update to Level 3 to correctly handle 'max-height'
(in addition to 'height') when calculating auto sizes of orthogonal

Level 4 is the same as the Level 3 draft, except that it includes several
features that were dropped from the Level 3 CR due to lack of implementation:
   * 'sideways-lr' and 'sideways-rl' values of the 'writing-mode' property
   * 'digits' value of 'text-combine-upright'
   * multi-column handling of orthogonal block containers
This publication maintains its synchronization with Level 3 (and issues an
official CR transition; we had to wait a bit after FPWD to request the

Please review the drafts, and send any comments to this mailing list,
<www-style@w3.org>, prefixed with [css-writing-modes] (as I did on this
message) or (preferably) file them in the GitHub repository at

For the CSS WG,
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