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 Post subject: Misoriented Scripts: Hangul, Egyptian, Yi?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:53 pm 
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I'm posting this comment on behalf of the co-editors of CSS3 Writing Modes and CSS3 Text (Koji Ishii, Shinyu Muarakami, and myself):

We agree with previous posters that Hangul should be oriented upright. Also, Egyptian Hieroglyphic (and its derivatives) should be oriented upright as their glyphs were not rotated when written vertically.

Yi needs more investigation from someone who knows the language. Older books are written vertically, and seem to be a rotation from the Unicode code charts. However I've seen vertical captions in horizontally-set books printed upright.

Some examples of Yi: http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/scans/LoC008.png http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/scans/LoC011.png

Typeset Yi with vertical captions: http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/style/scans/LoC068.


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 Post subject: Re: Misoriented Scripts: Hangul, Egyptian, Yi?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:48 am 
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All the Yi examples I have seen where one could claim the lines are vertical lines seem to have the characters sideways (taking the orientation in the Unicode code charts as upright). So I think the current assignment is correct. But of course, I am not a Yi expert.


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 Post subject: Re: Misoriented Scripts: Hangul, Egyptian, Yi?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:40 pm 
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Incorporated in feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Misoriented Scripts: Hangul, Egyptian, Yi?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:37 am 
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In the 2nd draft, Egyptian and Yi are still cl-27/S. Hangul was fixed though.

Do you want more discussions for Egyptian and Yi? It's not clear from your reply that you have agreed to make them upright or not to me.

Note that Hangul has another issue that needs to be fixed, I'll create another topic once I've finalized discussions with JLTF and got better summarized.


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