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Re: example of vertical and horizontal layout of Japanese

From: MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 21:05:44 +0900
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100608210544.9643.B794FC04@asahi-net.or.jp>
> Note how the underline on the URL displays, it's rendered to the left
> in the vertical layout.  In Japanese text layout this is incorrect, an
> emphasis line like this should appear on the right.  For Chinese, from
> what I understand, this is correct however, an emphasis line is drawn
> on the left.  

Yes, bousen ("underline" for vertical text) should be to the right in 
the present style.  Historically, people used both left and right 
bousen within a single document for representing different types of emphasis. 


Now, we can probably say that bousen is not so important and 
it might disappear.  Bouten (dot or other mark for each 
character) is much more important.  Again, Japan 
and China differin positioning of such bouten.  Japan puts bouten 
to the right and China puts it to the left.

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