Re: FYI: "Requirements of Japanese Text Layout" W3C Working Draft

Previous Topic Next Topic
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
1 message Options
Open this post in threaded view
Report Content as Inappropriate

Re: FYI: "Requirements of Japanese Text Layout" W3C Working Draft

Christopher Fynn

Tony Graham wrote:
> FYI, the W3C has a working draft of "Requirements of Japanese Text
> Layout" available at http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-jlreq-20081015/

Wow. The level of detail in this is something that for English I think
you'd need to look in sources like Hart's Rules and the Chicago Manual
of Style just to begin to compile. AFAIK there is no W3C document
covering Latin or  any other script that goes into anywhere near this
level of detail about things I suspect only very experienced compositors
or copy editors would usually know.

I don't know anything about Japanese text layout so I can't comment on
the details - but I think it is very useful for non-Japanese speaking
developers to have this kind of detailed information about Japanese text
formatting available in English so they can design applications to
accommodate these requirements.

Are there any plans for W3C to prepare this sort of document for other
non-Latin writing systems?

- Chris

> The task force is looking for feedback (to [hidden email]) by
> 15 November 2008.
> Regards,
> Tony Graham                         [hidden email]
> Director                                  W3C XSL FO SG Invited Expert
> Menteith Consulting Ltd
> XML, XSL and XSLT consulting, programming and training
> Registered Office: 13 Kelly's Bay Beach, Skerries, Co. Dublin, Ireland
> Registered in Ireland - No. 428599   http://www.menteithconsulting.com
>   --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --  --
> xmlroff XSL Formatter                               http://xmlroff.org
> xslide Emacs mode                  http://www.menteith.com/wiki/xslide
> Unicode: A Primer                               urn:isbn:0-7645-4625-2
> _______________________________________________
> gtk-i18n-list mailing list
> [hidden email]
> http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gtk-i18n-list