Re: which scripts are written vertically

From: Christoph Päper (
Date: Thu May 19 2011 - 09:48:00 CDT

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    Marion Gunn:
    > Ogham is today, as it has always been, intrinisically a vertical bottom-to-top script.

    Such assumed intrinsics are often not monocausal. In this case, for instance, not only the script but also the writing surface matters.

    > Manuscript scribes and computer fontmakers (for their own convenience), may write it left-to-right.

    Exactly. Ogham can safely be assumed to be a script with rightwards (dextrograde) character progression and downwards line progression for the use-cases Fantasai is concerned with. And for Unicode, too.

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