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

From: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 01:57:42 -0500
Message-ID: <CADJvFOW_TDXpJcYhfVVsfjLK0_P3=96Pasy2OvYf-V4vuT9DSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, "'WWW International' (www-international@w3.org)" <www-international@w3.org>, "CJK discussion (public-i18n-cjk@w3.org)" <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>, "public-i18n-bidi@w3.org" <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
2013/2/4 Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>:
> In the font-style property[1], it says:
>   A value of 'italic' selects a font that is labeled 'italic',
>   or, if that is not available, one labeled 'oblique'. If no
>   italic or oblique faces is available, an oblique face can
>   by synthesized by rendering the normal face with a
>   sloping transformation applied.
> But it does not state to which direction the slope should be.

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.

-ambrose <http://gniw.ca>
Received on Monday, 4 February 2013 06:58:10 UTC

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