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

From: Andrew West <>
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 13:10:12 +0100

On 4 April 2012 00:53, fantasai <> wrote:
> If the software is capable of both options, and the people managing
> the typesetting process are comfortably literate in Yi and familiar
> with its vertical habits in handwritten texts, then we can consider
> the results of their work to be correct.
> But if the software is only capable of typsetting characters upright
> and not sideways, this will obviously be the result regardless of
> typographic preference.
> Also if the people typesetting the book are familiar with Chinese
> but not with Yi, they might assume that these characters, which like
> ideographs also fit in fixed-size boxes, should behave the same as
> Chinese. This is a reasonable assumption. But it may not be correct.

Have you got any evidence to support any of your speculations? Unless
there is hard evidence that modern standardized Liangshan Yi should be
written vertically with rotated glyphs then, in my opinion, the
default position of UTR #50 should be that Yi characters do not rotate
when laid out vertically.

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