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Monthly Archives: July 2022


For review: Ruby Styling

The article Ruby Styling is out for wide review. We are looking for comments by Thursday 14 July.

The article reviews the typical usage patterns of inline annotations for Japanese and Simplified/Traditional Chinese, and provides guidance for content authors about how to use features of the CSS Ruby spec to achieve the rendering they want. It also reports on current support for those features in the 3 major browser engines. This information should also be useful for authors writing in the Traditional Mongolian orthography.

This is a companion article to Ruby Markup, which focuses on how to mark up inline annotations.

Please send any comments as github issues by clicking on this link, or on “Leave a comment” at the bottom of the article. (This will add some useful information to your comment.)

Categories: clreq, For review, jlreq, mlreq

New article: RTL rendering of LTR scripts

The article RTL rendering of LTR scripts suggests ways to produce runs of right-to-left text using HTML & CSS for languages that are nowadays normally written left-to-right. The use cases for this are rare, and mostly relate to academic descriptions of text in orthographies such as Chinese, Japanese, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Tifinagh, Old Norse runes, and a good number of other now-archaic scripts.

Translators are invited to provide translations.

Please raise any comments as github issues by clicking on the “Leave a comment” link at the bottom of the article.

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