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Re: [css3-writing-modes] A report from a meeting w/Japanese publishing group

From: koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:48:09 +0900
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Message-Id: <20120116164809.2047.A67A3BA5@antenna.co.jp>
> In vertical text, the element below appears rotated:
> <span>Hotel Wonderland</span>
> In vertical text, the element below appears upright:
> <span style="text-orientation: upright">Hotel Wonderland</span>
> But I can definitely see how reading the current CSS3 Writing Modes
> spec could lead you to see things as you do, I definitely think the
> explanation could be clearer.

 <span>Hotel Wonderland</span>
is same as 
 <span style="text-orientation: upright-right">Hotel Wonderland</span>

"  In vertical writing modes, characters from horizontal-only scripts
are set sideways, i.e. 90° clockwise from their standard orientation in
horizontal text. Characters from vertical scripts are set with their
intrinsic orientation."

"Scripts that have horizontal, but not vertical, native orientation.
Includes: Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Devanagari "

Latin alphabet belongs to horizontal-only scrips, the direction is 
set as sideways.

You need not to define the direction of latin alphabet by UTR#50,
althogh you have to define horizontal-only scrips more precisely.


Tokushige Kobayashi

koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
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