Re: vertical direction control

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Mar 25 2004 - 06:36:29 EST

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    On 24/03/2004 15:08, Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > ...
    > Let me rephrase it: I don't think I know of a scenario where it is
    > critical for a resource limited device to support the selection of
    > vertical
    > vs. non-vertical display of text.
    > Unless there is some such scenario, there's no need to even speculate
    > about alternatives to existing markup languages. I have not seen a
    > credible scenario.

    What about a cell phone or PDA for use in China. Some users may prefer
    vertical display of text, but then the system needs to know what to do
    with Latin etc text embedded in the Chinese. Isn't that a credible
    scenario? Or are the Chinese to be forced to read their language
    horizontally on all electronic devices?

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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