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RE: [css3-writing-modes] Latin scripts upright in vertical flow means...what?

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2012 08:20:01 -0500
To: MURATA Makoto <eb2m-mrt@asahi-net.or.jp>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A592E245B36A8949BDB0A302B375FB4E0D3297CB23@MAILR001.mail.lan>
That's possible, but as Ryosuke said, I think we need practical use cases, and I don't have one right now with me.

I had an offline conversation with John and he said he may have seen a font that requires such behavior, so I'll look into it.

If you, or anyone else, has a good use cases, I'd love to hear.


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From: eb2mmrt@gmail.com [mailto:eb2mmrt@gmail.com] On Behalf Of MURATA Makoto
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Subject: Re: [css3-writing-modes] Latin scripts upright in vertical flow means...what?

Just two cents: it it possible provide a CSS construct for specifying text orientation based on UCS code values?  Such a mechanism would allow both of your options.


2012/1/17 Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>:
> When the following styles applied to a Latin text:
>  writing-modes: vertical-rl;
>  text-orientation: upright;
> "text-orientation: upright"[1] will make all characters upright, but we found we still have different design options, and I'd like toyou're your opinions.
> Letters and numeric characters are easy, but how should parenthesis, hyphens, or colons look?
> Option 1: Author said "upright", so every characters should set 
> upright (left in the picture[2])
> Option 2: Author said "upright", but there are some characters that 
> are too unusual to set upright such as parenthesis, hyphens, or 
> colons, and CSS should be smart enough to know about that (right in 
> the picture[2])
> Any opinions including other possible options are appreciated.
> [1] http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css3-writing-modes/#upright
> [2] 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2012Jan/att-0011/text-
> orientation-upright-parenthesis.png
> Regards,
> Koji


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