RE: Display of Mongolian in Arabic or Hebrew documents

Date: Sat Dec 01 2007 - 01:35:36 CST

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    Quoting Peter Constable <>:

    >> 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.

    Dear Peter,

    thank-you for your patient reply.

    BTW I take it here you are refering to Windows text-drawing API.

    > Peter

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