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Re: [css-ruby] Tone mark of bopomofo in ruby

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:43:56 +0900
Message-ID: <54D3496C.8070900@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: Koji Ishii <kojiishi@gmail.com>, Bobby Tung <bobbytung@wanderer.tw>
CC: Xidorn Quan <quanxunzhen@gmail.com>, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>, CJK discussion <public-i18n-cjk@w3.org>
On 2015/02/04 00:13, Koji Ishii wrote:

> 1. Do you want browsers to re-order the light tone marks, or do you
> think it should be done in the source HTML files?

I personally think it should be done in a font. I'm sure it can be done 
in a font, similar to vowel reordering in South Asian scripts if there's 
no simpler solution. That would make it straightforward because all four 
tone marks would be handled the same.

But of course I'll leave it to the experts who are closer to the use cases.

> 2. I recommend you to initiate an open source font project that
> handles positioning of second/third/forth tone marks. Fonts only with
> Bopomofo characters should not be too hard.

As I say above, adding handling of the light tone mark should also be 
possible in a font.

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Thursday, 5 February 2015 10:44:29 UTC

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