Re: ¡uʍop ǝpısdn ǝʇıɹʍ u ɐɔ ooʇ noʎ
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 6, 2008, 9:55|
Mark J. Reed skrev:
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 11:01 PM, Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...> wrote:
>> Clearly Unicode needs to include upside down letters, mirror image letters, and
>> upside down mirror image letters. How could they have overlooked such an
>> obvious necessity?
> It's an outrage, I tell you. Petition the Consortium!
> Although I'd much rather see a "rotate" option in CSS...
Unicode at least sometimes gives specific meanings to the
terms inverted, turned, reversed and rotated, all of which
except rotated exist for small capital R, as shown at
A forward rotated m strangely is called "sideways turned".
Clearly a CSS feature "rotated" with the values
"inverted, turned, reversed, rotated" or "sideways",
or a degree value or a percentage value would be
The downside would be that it wouldn't carry
when a page is saved as plain text. As it
happens I have devised half a way around this,
namely to include markup which is normally
not displayed but turns up when CSS is turned
off or unavailable as when saved as text or
in a text browser (Lynx).
E.g. to simulate a small capital F the HTML
Which would normally show up as a small F but as
"<small>F</small> when viewed in text only, or to
take the example I've actually used: there is no
subscript s in Unicode, so I simulated it with
t<span style="display: none;">_</span><sub>s</sub>
which shows up as "t_s" in text only but as a t with
a small subscript s with working CSS.