RE: Display of Mongolian in Arabic or Hebrew documents

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 11:39:51 CST

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    > From: []

    > > Think about this: in your horizontal mode, the Mongolian word flows
    > > perpendicular to the baseline. In vertical mode, it flows parallel
    > > to the baseline. In one or the other, the word is rotated. This has
    > > nothing to do with the space.

    > I agree we are using the word 'rotated' in a different way here, or to
    > be more exact a different frame of reference, baseline vs scrteen.

    In a text-drawing API implementation, text is drawn along a path; there is no notion or awareness of a page. All that matters is how glyphs are displayed in relation to that path.


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