CSS Writing Modes Level 3

The biggest issue is the default text-orientation of common symbols and punctuation, so here's a table to start figuring it all out. :)

Orientation CodeMeaning
Ualways upright
Salways sideways
Gupright with alt glyph, else fallback to sideways
?unknown, please fill in
[1]Special Behavior #1 (see notes below table)

Data Table

If a column has different behavior for Japanese and Chinese, then write both with a slash: Ja/Zh.

General Categories Without Exceptions

Name CatCode Char CSSWG Unicode AH InDesign MSFT Vrt2 Notes
Currency Symbols Sc $£€ S ? ? ? ? ? Except Fullwidth = Upright
Math Symbols Sm + S ? ? ? ? ? Except Fullwidth = Upright
Modifier Symbols Sk ¸˦῁ S ? ? ? ? ?

Latin-1

Name Codepoint Char CSSWG Unicode AH InDesign MSFT Vrt2 Notes
Exclamation Mark U+0021 ! S ? ? ? ? ? Has fullwidth variant
Middle Dot U+00B7 [1] ? ? ? ? ? Sideways in Japanese, Upright in Chinese

Notes

[1] U if lang=zh, else S

General Punctuation

U+2016 ( ‖ ) DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE U
U+2017 ( ‗ ) DOUBLE LOW LINE U
U+2020 ( † ) DAGGER U
U+2021 ( ‡ ) DOUBLE DAGGER U
U+2022 ( • ) BULLET U
U+2023 ( ‣ ) TRIANGULAR BULLET U
U+2024 ( ․ ) ONE DOT LEADER s
U+2025 ( ‥ ) TWO DOT LEADER s
U+2026 ( … ) HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS s
U+2027 ( ‧ ) HYPHENATION POINT
U+2030 ( ‰ ) PER MILLE SIGN c
U+2031 ( ‱ ) PER TEN THOUSAND SIGN c
U+2032 ( ′ ) PRIME c
U+2033 ( ″ ) DOUBLE PRIME c
U+2034 ( ‴ ) TRIPLE PRIME c
U+2035 ( ‵ ) REVERSED PRIME c
U+2036 ( ‶ ) REVERSED DOUBLE PRIME c
U+2037 ( ‷ ) REVERSED TRIPLE PRIME c
U+2038 ( ‸ ) CARET S
U+203B ( ※ ) REFERENCE MARK S
U+203D ( ‽ ) INTERROBANG U
U+203E ( ‾ ) OVERLINE S
U+2041 ( ⁁ ) CARET INSERTION POINT S
U+2042 ( ⁂ ) ASTERISM S
U+2043 ( ⁃ ) HYPHEN BULLET S
U+204A ( ⁊ ) TIRONIAN SIGN ET S
U+204B ( ⁋ ) REVERSED PILCROW SIGN S
U+204C ( ⁌ ) BLACK LEFTWARDS BULLET S
U+204D ( ⁍ ) BLACK RIGHTWARDS BULLET S
U+204E ( ⁎ ) LOW ASTERISK S
U+204F ( ⁏ ) REVERSED SEMICOLON S
U+2050 ( ⁐ ) CLOSE UP S
U+2051 ( ⁑ ) TWO ASTERISKS ALIGNED VERTICALLY S
U+2053 ( ⁓ ) SWUNG DASH S
U+2055 ( ⁕ ) FLOWER PUNCTUATION MARK S
U+2057 ( ⁗ ) QUADRUPLE PRIME c
# General Punctuation — Double punctuation for vertical text
U+203C ( ‼ ) DOUBLE EXCLAMATION MARK U
U+2047 ( ⁇ ) DOUBLE QUESTION MARK U
U+2048 ( ⁈ ) QUESTION EXCLAMATION MARK U
U+2049 ( ⁉ ) EXCLAMATION QUESTION MARK U
# General Punctuation — Archaic punctuation
U+2056 ( ⁖ ) THREE DOT PUNCTUATION S
U+2058 ( ⁘ ) FOUR DOT PUNCTUATION S
U+2059 ( ⁙ ) FIVE DOT PUNCTUATION S
U+205A ( ⁚ ) TWO DOT PUNCTUATION S
U+205B ( ⁛ ) FOUR DOT MARK S
U+205C ( ⁜ ) DOTTED CROSS S
U+205D ( ⁝ ) TRICOLON S
U+205E ( ⁞ ) VERTICAL FOUR DOTS S
# Supplemental Punctuation — Dictionary punctuation
U+2E1B ( ⸛ ) TILDE WITH RING ABOVE
U+2E1E ( ⸞ ) TILDE WITH DOT ABOVE
U+2E1F ( ⸟ ) TILDE WITH DOT BELOW
# Supplemental Punctuation — Archaic punctuation
U+2E2A ( ⸪ ) TWO DOTS OVER ONE DOT PUNCTUATION
U+2E2B ( ⸫ ) ONE DOT OVER TWO DOTS PUNCTUATION
U+2E2C ( ⸬ ) SQUARED FOUR DOT PUNCTUATION
U+2E2D ( ⸭ ) FIVE DOT MARK
U+2E2E ( ⸮ ) REVERSED QUESTION MARK
U+2E30 ( ⸰ ) RING POINT
U+2E31 ( ⸱ ) WORD SEPARATOR MIDDLE DOT

Arrows and Box Drawing

U+2190–U+21FF, U+261A–U+261F, U+2B00–U+2B11, U+2B45–U+2B46, U+2794–U+27BE

U+2500–U+257F, U+2580–U+259F

Special numbers

U+00B2, U+00B3, U+00B9, U+20070, U+2074–U+2079, U+2080–U+2089, U+00BC–U+00BE, U+2150–U+215F, U+2189

Anything else in No category?

Unicode Error* Aegean numbers U+10107–U+10133 and North Indic fractions U+A830–U+A835 will be in ScriptExtensions.txt in Unicode 6.1, and therefore not Common, and therefore Sideways.

All Other Symbols (So)

 
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