New Working Draft of Requirements for Japanese Text Layout available for review

A new version of Requirements for Japanese Text Layout has just been 
published at

The plan is to replace the current W3C WG Note at with the content of this 
new Working Draft after a period of review.

This document describes requirements for general Japanese layout 
realized with technologies like CSS, SVG and XSL-FO. The document is 
mainly based on a standard for Japanese layout, JIS X 4051, however, it 
also addresses areas which are not covered by JIS X 4051.

This second version of the document contains a significant amount of 
additional information related to hanmen design, such as handling 
headings, placement of illustrations and tables, handling of notes and 
reference marks, etc.

Please take a look at the new version, which is available in English and 
Japanese, and send any comments to (subscribe at 
the archive Use 
"[JLReq]" in the subject line of your email, followed by a brief subject.

Please send any comments before the end of December. We hope to publish 
the final version of the updated NOTE early in the New Year.


Richard Ishida
Internationalization Activity Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Received on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 17:22:02 UTC