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 text).

Has anyone worked with such texts, both TEI and rendering?

On 1/13/12 9:33 AM, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
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the Internationalization Tag Set ( 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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