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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 useful. 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 would be: <span style="display: none;">&lt;small&gt;</span><small>F</small><span style="display: none;">&lt;/small&gt;</span> 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. /BP