If I understand your question correctly, this is more a matter of text
rotation rather than one of directionality of a given writing system.
Browser support for the CSS3 2d transformation () function rotate()
has been improving (cf. ).
Two caveats: at the time of writing, you still will need to use vendor
prefixes for most browsers; and since CSS boxes get drawn _prior_ to the
rotation transformation, you will also need to tweak and twiddle with
explicit CSS width and height properties in certain contexts.
In TEI, we currently use values such as #rot90 on @rendition, which
currently map to CSS:
(Once universal browser support is there, you could get rid of the
Robert Whalen wrote:
> Perhaps I'm missing something, but I see nothing there pertaining to
> vertical text--i.e., blocks of text running either top-to-bottom and
> right-to-left, or bottom-to-top and left-to-right (as in a paragraph
> or stanza turned on its side but surrounded by conventional/horizontal
> Has anyone worked with such texts, both TEI and rendering?
> On 1/13/12 9:33 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>> the Internationalization Tag Set (http://www.w3.org/TR/its/) was designed for
>> just this purpose, of indicating directionality. Is that what you mean? of course it does not
>> help with rendering it, thats down to your formatting engine, but ITS lets you
>> specify what you need.
>> Of course ITS works well with TEI. There is an example ODD showing
>> how to add it to P5
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