RE: which scripts are written vertically

From: Martin Heijdra (
Date: Tue May 10 2011 - 15:53:00 CDT

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    From: [] On Behalf Of fantasai
    Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:20 PM
    To: Unicode
    Subject: which scripts are written vertically

    There's a Unicode FAQ on the Unicode website:
    The second question is
       "Which scripts are written vertically?"

    But the answer given does not answer the question. The only script
    it lists explicitly is Mongolian; the rest of the text is just some
    background information on what vertical layout might entail.

    I would actually like to have a definitive answer to this question. :)
    Can the unnamed person responsible for this FAQ please update it?

    The best I've been able to come up with so far is:
       Bopo Bopomofo
       Egyp Egyptian Hieroglyphs
       Hira Hiragana
       Hrkt Hiragana / Katakana
       Kana Katakana
       Hani Han
       Hang Hangul
       Mong Mongolian
       Ogam Ogham
       Phag Phags Pa
       Yiii Yi
    (All of which are top-to-bottom, except maybe Ogham, for which I've
    received conflicting information.)

    But I am not sure that this list is complete.


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