Re: [unicode] Re: vertical writing mode of modern Yi?

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Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 20:33:45 +0900

On Fri, 30 Mar 2012 21:12:27 +0100
Andrew West <> wrote:
>This can be seen in the scans from the two modern
>editions of Old Yi texts from Guizhou below (ISBN 7-5412-0787-X and
>7-5412-0659-8 respectively) where the book title is written
>horizontally on the front cover and vertically on the title page, with
>no change in glyph orientation:

Thank you very much!! It is my first time to see a side-by-side
sample of digitally typed Old Yi characters (On YiWenZiDian
ISBN 7-5367-1509-9, the front cover and spine have the digital
typed Old Yi, but no horizontal title in the book).
I guess there are no widely used existing facility to typeset
Old Yi, so I think the publishers had no difficulty to make
a horizontal Old Yi text with 90 degree rotated shapes, if
they are preferred.

>The characters on this page are written in the same orientation as UCS
>Yi (cf. the characters on the 3rd column from the left, U+A411, U+A15D,

Yes. When I saw this page, I had thought this is the preferred
orientation in Sichuan Old Yi. But, in another book, the glyphs
for Sichuan Old Yi is differently oriented. Please compare:

I'm not sure if either of the 2 books rotates the glyphs
artificially, or both books are right.

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