Re: which scripts are written vertically

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Wed May 11 2011 - 01:53:39 CDT

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    On 11 May 2011, at 06:31, Bill Poser wrote:

    > Hanunˇo, one of the Philippine scripts, is traditionally written vertically from bottom to top. (It is traditionally inscribed with a knife on sections of bamboo held in the hand at the base and cradled in the arm. The writer works from the base toward him or her self.)

    Batak is written this way, too. But then so might English be, if one were inscribing on bamboo with a knife. But it's read from left to right. See Section 1 and Figure 3 of http://std.dkuug.dk/jtc1/sc2/wg2/docs/n3320.pdf

    Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/



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