From: Ernest Cline (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 15:10:39 EST
> [Original Message]
> From: Benjamin Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Wed, 24 Mar 2004 14:09:11 +0000, "Michael Everson"
> <email@example.com> said:
> > At 14:49 +0100 2004-03-24, Chris Jacobs wrote:
> > >Which scripts are written bottom to top in vertical layout?
> > Ogham and sometimes Tifinagh.
> <worthless trivia>
> Also Numidian (if you count it separate from Tifinagh), and various
> scripts from the Philippines: Tagalog (and its relatives) and Mangyan.
> The surviving Mangyan users seem to write it left to right when using
> paper, though.
> <end of worthless trivia>
Actually, from what sources I've seen, while the Philippine scripts were
sometimes written as if they were bottom to top when using materials
other than paper, it was always read left to right. It was a case of it
being more convenient with the materials used to write it bottom to top,
but it was never intended to be read that way.
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