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

From: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2013 02:25:54 -0500
To: Ambrose LI <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
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>
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> 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 answer.

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

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