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Bopomofo related information

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:20:05 +0000
Message-ID: <54CA2575.9010106@w3.org>
To: public-i18n-cjk@w3c.org, www-style@w3.org
If you are interested in Traditional Chinese you may find the article I 
just posted of interest.

Bopomofo on the Web


A key issue for handling of bopomofo is the placement of tone marks. 
When bopomofo text runs vertically (either on its own, or as a phonetic 
annotation), some smarts are needed to display tone marks in the right 
place. This may also be required (though with different rules) for 
bopomofo when used horizontally for phonetic annotations (ie. above a 
base character), but not in all such cases. However, when bopomofo is 
written horizontally in any other situation (ie. when not written above 
a base character), the tone mark typically follows the last bopomofo 
letter in the syllable, with no special handling. For more details, see 

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