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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-3820

Vertical text support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean

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      Traditionally (and still very common today) Chinese, Japanese and Korean were written vertically. This is not yet possible with QT.

      This is not just rotating the entire text about 90%, but instead the writing starts at the upper right corner, going down in a line to the bottom of the page, continuing in the next line left to the previous line. The individual characters are not rotated, but are instead stacked on each another:

      日こ
      本れ
      語は

      Also, some characters look slightly different when written vertically, e.g. 、。「っ and so on. I think, this is done via the “vert” substitution table in the fonts.

      Vertical writing is also extremely necessary for Mongolian, which can only be written vertically. In this, the writing differs a little bit from CJK writing, because it starts at the upper left corner.

      All in all, this is really a necessary feature.

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              dzyubenk Denis Dzyubenko (Inactive)
              janichol Andy Nichols
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