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:
> 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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