The hope of developing a new vertical effect of CJk text
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Dear Adobe Japan:
Thank for your attention and helping. On behalf of my region, I would like to make a request boldly to your company about the new effect of vertical typesetting.
The existing versions of indesign equipped with CJK typesetter and applicable to East Asia have only one text arrangement direction for vertical text arrangement - the first column inherited is on the right, from right to left from ancient China.
CJK in this article is a combination of Chinese, Japanese and Korean. There is one thing in common: all are square characters.
With the development of the times, in the birthplace of vertical arrangement, it is no longer emphasized to inherit this text arrangement. Now in China, this arrangement is no longer taught.
However, because of the square attribute of each Chinese character, even if it is no longer taught in the classroom, the text will still be vertically typeset when typesetting. But, now in China, reverse vertical typesetting of words from left to right also exists, such as the newspapers in China.
（As shown in the first figure attached,
Left: People's Daily, Oct 27th 2022, page 1. Each line of the title has only one sentence, which may be arranged vertically at this time; And in the upper left corner, it may be vertical from the left.
Right: People's Daily, July 8th 2021, page 2. At this time, the subtitle has two sentences, which are arranged in two lines, also in the form of vertical arrangement from the left.）
（As shown in the second figure attached,
There are these search results using "如何在indesign里将文字左起竖排" in Google. There is also a related record in the Wikipedia Chinese Encyclopedia [https://zh.m.wikipedia.org/zh-cn/%E7%B8%B1%E6%9B%B8%E8%88%87%E6%A9%AB%E6%9B%B8]
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The above results are only about InDesign — if "InDesign" is replaced by "Photoshop", the keyword will become “如何在Photoshop里将文字左起竖排” or “如何在Photoshop里将文字从左往右竖排”, etc., there will be more relevant search results. Illustrator and Premiere also have same demands.）
I would like to ask why there is such a direct arrangement in China. I think, first, at present, China is teaching from the left to the horizontal, and has not taught the writing order from the right; Second, for the reasons of layout balance and text directionality, in China, it is believed that straight text near the left side of the page should be read from left to right, which can balance the picture, and this direction can be read in the same direction (note: in China, there is almost no printed matter read from right to left). Therefore, there is a need to start from the left in vertical.
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However, adobe series software, including indesign, has been developed the order from right to left, but only only has the vertical writing order. Adobe's East Asian language and text functions are developed based on Japanese. In other words, your, Japan company is the most important developer of East Asian language and character functions.
Therefore, I hereby propose a wish to your company: can you add the left to right vertical text layout function of CJK text in adobe series products? Plug ins with this function can be developed and attached to the installation program in the form of exe, so that users can install them in the plug-in folder, then sell it on the online shopping platform similar to Amazon in China.
I hope it can be developed, after all, the market demand is not small.
On behalf of my region, I would like to express my most loyal thanks to your company!
2022.10.28, Afternoon, UTC+08
Amurhüü ᠠᠮᠦᠷᠬᠦᠦ commented
As a Mongolian from Inner Mongolia, I sincerely hope that you can add this feature, having put up with countless text boxes for many years in order to display traditional Mongolian in vertical order from left to right. ; (
It seems that people from Mongolia have this demand. It not only needs to be arranged vertically from the left, but also needs Uighur Mongolian typesetters.
Could Adobe develop a language typesetter suitable for Uighur Mongolian on this basis?
All Mongolian's peoples are very support this but only inner Mongolian's peoples use the vertical character and the most inner Mongolian's peoples do not remarkable in this Web Page.