Re: Vertical BIDI

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 21:59:50 CDT

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    fantasai scripsit:

    > If another style rule changes the block progression to rl, what should
    > happen to the Ogham? Should it now go top to bottom?

    It should not. That's what makes Ogham different from standard
    horizontal scripts -- it does have a preferred vertical orientation,
    and because turning it upside-down generates different *characters*,
    you can't violate that.

    > >Also, it's not just punctuation marks that need to get vertical glyphs
    > >in vertical formats, it's also things like BOPOMOFO LETTER I.
    > Are you sure you're not confusing that with the KATAKANA-HIRAGANA

    Not sure, but I had understood that bopomofo i (which is just one stroke)
    was rotated when vertical.

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