#118 stylesheets do not handle text direction

old bug cleanup
closed-fixed
stylesheets (3)
1(low)
2015-05-01
2013-05-31
Tom Elliott
No

Present Guidelines recommend use of

<lb rend="right-to-left"/>

and

<lb rend="left-to-right"/>

to indicate text direction; however the current example stylesheets have no provision for treating these attribute values (I have grepped for both rend values across the entirety of the example stylesheets). I attach a test file.

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  • Tom Elliott
    Tom Elliott
    2013-05-31

    • Description has changed:

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    -Present Guidelines recommend use of ~~~~<lb rend="right-to-left"/>~~~~ and ~~~~<lb rend="left-to-right"/>~~~~ to indicate text direction; however the current example stylesheets have no provision for treating these attribute values (I have grepped for both rend values across the entirety of the example stylesheets). I attach a test file.
    +Present Guidelines recommend use of 
    +
    +    <lb rend="right-to-left"/>
    +
    +and
    +
    +    <lb rend="left-to-right"/>
    +
    +to indicate text direction; however the current example stylesheets have no provision for treating these attribute values (I have grepped for both rend values across the entirety of the example stylesheets). I attach a test file.
    
     
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2013-10-18

    I've added basic handling of left-to-right and right-to-left, but nothing for (a) other values of @rend nor (b) any escapes for unhandled values. Leaving ticket open until it's a little bit better.

    Note also that Martin Holmes is doing some important work with the TEI on multi-directional texts, and we should follow this carefully. Will report here as appropriate.

     
    Last edit: BODARD Gabriel 2013-10-18
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2013-10-18

    • assigned_to: BODARD Gabriel
    • Priority: 5 --> 1(low)
     
  • Elli Mylonas
    Elli Mylonas
    2014-05-28

    TEI is going to be adding ways of indicating directionality - might wait to see what they offer.

     
  • BODARD Gabriel
    BODARD Gabriel
    2014-05-28

    I agree we want to reviw our own usage once the TEI recommendations come on-stream, but in the meantime the error initially reported in this ticket is fixed. I would actually suggest closing this, on the grounds that it's not a bug any more. A feature request might be appropriate once Martin's recommendations appear?

     
  • Elli Mylonas
    Elli Mylonas
    2014-05-28

    Sounds good, closed.

     
  • Elli Mylonas
    Elli Mylonas
    2014-05-28

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     
  • Tom Elliott
    Tom Elliott
    2015-05-01

    • Group: future --> old bug cleanup