Thanks for all the responses. Yes, the ITS stuff looks like this is what I
need. It still might be a good idea to consider if we can have something
like natively in TEI.
For what its worth, the unability to render vertical text was a big deal
hindering adoption of ePub in Japan and one of the main reasons EPUB 3 added
For my case at hand, I will also look into using @rotate on <zone>, which I
had overlooked. Thanks to Sebastian for bringing this to my attention.
All the best,
On 2012-01-14 01:33, Laurent Romary wrote:
> I think it is the best approach indeed. The worst we could have is an implicit recommendation to use ITS. Opening the debate may at least show if we consensually think this is the option to advocate.
> Le 13 janv. 2012 à 17:28, Martin Holmes a écrit :
>> I didn't know TEI recommends this approach. I presume that means adding e.g.:
>> to any element which you want to specify as right-to-left.
>> If that's the recommended approach, I'd like to add a section to the Guidelines explaining how to use it.
>> On 12-01-13 06:33 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
>>> Stormageddon Rahtz
>>> Head of Information and Support Group
>>> Oxford University Computing Services
>>> 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN. Phone +44 1865 283431
>>> Sólo le pido a Dios
>>> que el futuro no me sea indiferente
>> Martin Holmes
>> University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
>> ([log in to unmask])
> Laurent Romary
> INRIA& HUB-IDSL
> [log in to unmask]
Christian Wittern, Kyoto