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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 21:19:00 -0500
To: koba <koba@antenna.co.jp>
CC: John Daggett <jdaggett@mozilla.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>
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I understand you think ASCII should set upright, and I guess you know it's not the majority.

This is a mailing list to discuss on CSS. UTR#50 is referred from our spec and therefore could be part of the discussions, but if you want to discuss on specific issues in UTR#50, I'd recommend you do that in the Unicode form[1].

[1] http://www.unicode.org/forum/viewforum.php?f=35


-----Original Message-----
From: koba [mailto:koba@antenna.co.jp] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 10:10 AM
To: Koji Ishii
Cc: John Daggett; www-style@w3.org; MURATA Makoto
Subject: Re: [css3-writing-modes] A report from a meeting w/Japanese publishing group

> As far as I know, setting ASCII (00-7F) upright is a very minor opinion. 

ASCII is a specification for characters, my opinion is about  default orientation for any character except graphic symbols and punctuation, including latin, should be upright. This is the issue regarding gryph orientation. Character and glyph is different concept.

>Kobayashi-san is the only person I know of who thinks CSS should behave 
>that way by default. I know one software--namely Excel--does this for  
>its very special requirements, but no other software does this by  

I do not discuss about CSS spec, I am discussing about UTR#50.
CSS writing mode working draft cleary specifies latin will be sideways in default. I do not oppose this spec.

UTR#50 and CSS is independent specification. UTR#50 tries to define character properties, there is no description that it is for CSS.


Tokushige Kobayshi

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