[XeTeX] XeTeX vertical text layout support (for Linux & win32 users)

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Jun 19 15:29:33 CEST 2006

On 19 Jun 2006, at 1:24 pm, Jjgod Jiang wrote:

> Here are some examples (published book in Taiwan):
> http://freebsd.nctu.edu.tw/~momizi/1 # published in 1984
> http://freebsd.nctu.edu.tw/~momizi/2 # published in 1996
> http://freebsd.nctu.edu.tw/~momizi/3 # published in 2005

Interesting.... so there are examples of both centered and top-right  
punctuation. I guess it's up to the font designer.

Fonts could even offer both conventions, selected by a language  
system (localized forms) feature, if it's appropriate to use one for  
traditional and the other for simplified, or one for Chinese and the  
other for Japanese; or they could implement a generic (language- 
independent) optional feature so that users could pick according to  
their preference.

But that's all dependent on what the font vendors choose to provide.


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