View Full Version : Downward scripts for Oriental languages

11-17-2004, 03:21 PM
Hello, (I think I must have put this in the wrong section)

I'm building a multilingual site; most of it's in Japanese; there's some Chinese as well.
As some of you may know, these languages can be written and read from top to bottom; but is there a way of doing this on a website without resorting to something like Macromedia?

Once I've worked this out, I'd like to make the text type itself out or fade in downwards in columns - but I think that's a JS question.



11-18-2004, 06:55 AM
What you can do is embed the font into the pages etc. Microsoft have a tool called Weft on url: http://www.microsoft.com/typography/WEFT.mspx that can assist you.

11-22-2004, 12:26 PM
Thanks for that - I was wondering if there was a way I could slip my juicy japanese fonts on rather than leave website visitors with the same boring MS ones, WEFT sounds like the answer.
I think it'd be a nice change to visit a CJK language site and see the text vertically as in novels rather than the same old left to right.

11-22-2004, 01:35 PM
can this work?


or is it for applemacs only?

11-23-2004, 03:14 AM
Hi Macdaddy

It should be able to... If you are writing the text into a table/cell etc... it should be able to be viewed correctly. I take it you can write in Chinese etc and you have the fonts and tools on your PC to do this, otherwise you will have a long editing task ahead as stated you need to write it top to bottom, right to left etc. rgds,Simonf :cool: