[sword-devel] Rendering added words for languages that don't use italics?
dfhmch at googlemail.com
Sat Apr 30 06:04:11 MST 2011
See also http://chinese-union-version.co.tv/
Typography of the Chinese Union Version
Text in the Chinese Union Version is typeset generally vertically from right
to left, with some captions for illustrations typeset horizontally from left
to right. The typography is unusual, with many archaisms and some ad-hoc
The CUV employs old-style punctuation, setting most punctuation marks as if
they were ruby. It uses the standard proper name mark only for personal
names, but an ad-hoc punctuation mark that can be described as a “double
proper name mark” is used for geographical names; both of these are typeset
on the right-hand side, instead of the currently-standard left. The book
title mark is not used, and book titles are not marked in the CUV in any
way. Chapter and section headings are typeset in sans serif type.
Verse numbers are typeset on the right-hand side of the first word of each
verse as ruby. They are also repeated in the margins.
New paragraphs start after chapter and section headings. Within each
section, however, paragraph breaks are indicated by the traditional Chinese
pilcrow, a thin, sans-serif circle about the size of a Chinese character.
In the Shen Edition of the CUV, a full-width space is added before each word
“God” so that the paging between the Shen and Shangti editions are
identical; this extra space is interpreted as the traditional honorific
Comments and notes are typeset as warichu. Additionally, an ad-hoc
punctuation mark that looks like a dashed underline is used to mark
editorially-inserted words; like the two varieties of the proper name mark,
this mark is also typeset on the right-hand side.
Typesetting the proper name mark on the right would have caused clashes with
verse numbers and most punctuation marks. However, when clashes occur, the
proper name and similar punctuation marks that cause the clash are partially
truncated to avoid omitting any punctuation marks.--
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