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Manga in German Sony Electronics, Inc. Takeshi Kanai 8/3/2010 EGLS Sapporo meeting
Topics Manga and Globalization Requirement: Reading Direction
Manga in Japanese ( Comic) ( = Manga) After Osamu Tezuka (Astro boy) He produced Manga style, or Manga rule, Manga scheme.
Requirements of the Japanese Manga style Two page view Vertical text layout Right to left reading direction
Manga distribution service in Germany The service has launched in mid / 2009 Focusing on Self publishing The text is written in German with horizontal layout. The reading direction is both L2R and R2L. But it has a fundamental issue.
Manga in German German Manga-Customer would want the Manga to start at the back because this is the difference to a classic european Comic. If there is an Attribute in the ePub Format for which we can switch the Sony Reader to Right- To-Left Reading or if you could tell us how Right-To-Left reading is realized we are happy to change this process.
Globalization and Localization A local function/appearance/culture will be internationalized. The internationalized stuff will produce another localized stuff. To summarize all localized stuffs and translate it to one rule, that is globalization.
Globalization and Localization Japanese Manga Two page view Vertical text layout Right to left reading direction German Manga Two page view Horizontal text layout Right to left and left to right reading direction Globalized Manga requirements Two page view Reading direction setting L2R, R2L
Requirement: Reading direction Page progression Binding direction
Reading direction L2R R2L
Requirement EGLS_MM_03 Column progression and Page progression EGLS_TK_03 Binding direction EGLS_Voyager_01 Horizontal and Vertical writing/ Binding Direction ePub content creator can set Right to Left/Left to Right reading direction. Reading system can apply the setting to any page progression UIs. Reading system which has capability to show two pages in the screen must display right side first when the title is Right to Left and left side first when the title is Left to Right. Does the reading direction depend on Text Layout?
Relevant requirements EGLS_MM_05 Switching principal text directions EGLS_TW_2: way to display Traditional Chinese -->Mix Mode EGLS_MM_04 Writing mode of captions and table entries