2.10 Writing Direction
Writing direction of the text is script (thus cultural) dependent.
There are four different cases of writing direction available.
|Type-1:||Horizontal writing From leftto right, and from top to bottom|
|Type-2:||Horizontal writing From right to left, and from top to bottom|
|Type-3:|| Horizontal writing Bi-directional
horizontal (script dependent direction) and from top to bottom.|
Writing directionfor a script may be country dependent even if it is a same script
|Type-4:||Vertical writing From top to bottom, and right to left|
|China||CNA||1, 4 note-1|
|Hong Kong||HKG||1 (English and Chinese), 4 (Chinese)|
|Indonesia||INA||1, 2 1 (Indonesian), 2(Arabic)|
|Japan||JPN||1, 4 2 for special application|
|Malaysia||MAS||1(Malay, Chinese), 4(Chinese), 2(Jawi)|
|Singapore||SIN||1(Chinese, English, Malay), 2(Jawi)|
|note-1:||Type-4 is used generally in layout-key of some newspaper and the Chinese ancient books|
|rem-1:||Type-2 is traditional horizontal writing direction for Chinese|
|rem-2:|| Conventional technology to support
Type-4 is " Rotate
font in 90 degree CCW in Type-1 " .|
The practice will not work for future, and even current, requirement for better quality print out.
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