[NTG-context] Something about vertical Chinese typesetting

Wolfgang Schuster schuster.wolfgang at googlemail.com
Wed Dec 20 14:06:49 CET 2006

On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 19:02:43 +0800
"Zhichu Chen" <zhichu.chen at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Zhichu Chen,

> Dear Texers,
> I am typesetting some traditional Chinese articles. They are
> typesetted in vertical, and the reading order is from right to left.
> This can be done by Hans' \startvertical . . . \stopvertical pair. But
> as shown in the attached file, there are some famous notes,
> descriptions and explanations to these articles. The traditional way,
> in Chinese, to typeset these notes is rather to insert them in some
> small fonts (say, half size of the \bodyfontsize) right below the word
> to be explained, than to use footnotes which is common in English.
> I've tried some ways, e.g., use \startcolumnsetspan . . .
> \stopcolumnsetspan to put the body text across the note text, but all
> failed.
> Can anyone give me some clue?

I dont't how the result you wanted looks exactlxy but I hope my
attached example file helps you.

To give you a better results give us a specification about the rules
how the explanations should be written.

Can you also take a look at the following pages if there is what you
want as result:

- http://www.w3.org/TR/ruby/
- http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-ruby
- http://www.w3.org/International/tutorials/ruby/
- http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-ruby/

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