[whatwg] My case for Ruby-elements
giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sun Aug 12 11:00:09 PDT 2007
Dnia niedziela, 12 sierpnia 2007 14:20, Keryx Web napisał:
> Today, in a private mail Simon Pieters said that HTML 5 will probably
> get the ruby-elements as well.
> I had intended to write about this to this list and now simply will ask
> if this is the case?
> Personally I have a special use-case. Being a theologian I would like to
> provide historical documents in an interlinear fashion:
> Kai ho logos sarx egeneto (Oh, yea, it should be in greek font....)
> and the word flesh became (Literal translation)
> 2532 3588 3056 4561 1096 (Strongs numbers)
> Imagine this page
>sr=1 with proper semantic markup!
> Of course, we theologians are a small minority of mankind, but the
> CJK-languages will profit from ruby as well, right?
> Lars Gunther
I have just encountered a similar problem, the difference is my problem is
vertical. I have a document in two languages; the document has internal
structure (not just plain text). My intention is to display this document in
two columns with corresponding passages side by side retaining existing
markup. I am afraid there is no way to do it because existing markup cannot
span table rows.
BTW: What do you think about explicit kerning? You can move boxes with a
relative position around but the layout depends on their natural positions. I
understand this is rather off topic (CSS).
Example of application:
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournament_(graph_theory)> (currently viewable
with Internet Explorer only)
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