[css-text] Re: Korean Hangul-only traditional layout?

2014-10-28 15:18 GMT-07:00 John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>:
> Shinyu Murakami scripsit:
>> I think the lang attribute cannot distinguish modern and archaic, so
>> we should use text-justify property, perhaps a new value
>> "inter-hangul" (or better name) would be needed for archaic Hangul
>> text.
> If this is important, you could go to ietf-languages@iana.org and register
> the variant subtag "pre1896" for this purpose, in which case "ko-pre1896"
> would become a valid BCP 47 language tag.

In my understanding, the main target of CSS standards is today's web
and digital publishing, so the "pre1896" hangul text would not be high
on the priority.

In most cases, 'text-justify: inter-character' would be sufficient for
old Korean text, and when Latin characters are mixed and
"inter-character" is not expected for that span, such markup should be
The "inter-hangul" behaviour would be better for "pre1896" hangul
text, but I don't think it necessary for Level 3 of CSS Text (maybe,

Shinyu Murakami

Received on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 07:33:11 UTC