Vertical text

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May alphabets (such as Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Mongolian, Japanese, and many others, were not designed to run simply from left-to-right or right-to-left. As such, several compromises must be made when trying to input or display theese languages' alphabets on a standard computer screen.

Vertical Layouts

Vertical layouts may be accomplished by a number of designs/techniques, however one of the most advanced and fluid designs involves the use of CSS [1]

Scrolling Vertical Text

Slightly different than the above CSS example, Javascript can also be used to enhance regular horizontal (L-to-R) text and give it the ability to scroll vertically.



External Links


  1. CSS-based Veritcal Layouts System:
  2. DHTML/JavaScript - Scrolling Vertical Text:

See Also

Scrolling | Text | DHTML