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Subject: Re: [office-comment] Proposal for new value of style:ruby-position

On Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:17:07 +0800, Mark Hung <marklh9@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm working on laying out ruby text vertically on the right side of the
> base text for LibreOffice. This type of ruby positioning is mostly used in
> traditional Chinese[1][2]. It correspond to rightVertical in OOXML[3] and
> ruby-position:inter-character in CSS.
> Currently style:ruby-position attribute in ODF only allows "above" and
> "below".
> I'd like to propose to a new value "right-vertical" for style:ruby-position
> to denote
> placing ruby text on the right side of their corresponding base text,
> whether in horizontal or vertical writing mode.

If that's done, then there should be a corresponding "left-vertical".

If a right-to-left language were in use, would "left" still mean "left"?
I presume it would, but that should be clear.

--- David A. Wheeler

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