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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 17:16:37 +0900
To: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
Message-Id: <20120116171637.2056.A67A3BA5@antenna.co.jp>

> > 
> > You need not to define the direction of latin alphabet by UTR#50,
> > althogh you have to define horizontal-only scrips more precisely.
> Right, the current editor's draft is trying to define orientation with
> a combination of the script of the character and UTR50 in the
> common/inherited/unknown case. It would be simpler to define
> 'upright-right' in terms of the default orientation in UTR50 for all
> codepoints.  That way CSS specs don't need to track script additions
> to Unicode and decide whether the scripts are vertical or not.

Yes, I understand your position, but I am opposite for the concept.
The intrinsic direction of all characters shall be upright. 
Only the direction of punctuation and graphic symbols may be sideways.

The sideway of latin alphabet in vertical text is bad writing manner in
Japanese text. 


Tokushige Kobayashi

koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
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