Wednesday, September 4, 2013

UTR #50, Unicode Vertical Text Layout, now published

The Unicode Consortium is pleased to announce the first published version of UTR #50, Unicode Vertical Text Layout. Up until now, vertical text layout has been challenging for implementers due to the somewhat ambiguous nature of character orientation, and often relied on information that is buried deep within font formats. This Unicode Technical Report lays the groundwork for a non-ambiguous vertical text layout model that can serve a broad range of environments. Details can be found at

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