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RE: [css3-fonts] Synthesizing oblique, to which direction in RTL and vertical flow?

From: Andrew Cunningham <acunningham@slv.vic.gov.au>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 10:48:48 +0000
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To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: "CJK discussion (public-i18n-cjk@w3.org)" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>, "'WWW International' (www-international@w3.org)" <www-international@w3.org>
For some SE Asian scripts oblique and slanted fonts would be a separate
font family rather than an oblique style of a font family.

On Feb 4, 2013 6:25 PM, "Koji Ishii" <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp> wrote:

> I might be wrong but I believe this is language dependent. AFAIK in
Hebrew the slant would
> be to the right (i.e., same as LTR scripts); but Arabic and Persian slant
to the opposite
> direction, to the left.

Don't know either, but a page[1] says:

  Hebrew doesn't have them. But people want and would use them.
  It is not true that "italics that are leaning right is acceptable". Left
  leaning italics are actually preferable.

The first sentence applies to Japanese too; professionals think "Japanese
doesn't have Italics," but people want and actually use them. We can't find
the right answer from the history but need to invent the most appropriate

[1] http://typophile.com/node/49385?page=2

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