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The Book of Inkscape by Dmitry Kirsanov

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15.3 Text Layout

15.3.1 Direction

The two buttons on the Text tool’s controls bar allow you to set the direction of the text flow—either horizontal (default) or vertical. This feature is primarily intended for writing in languages that prefer vertical direction (such as Japanese), but it can be used for text objects in any language, if necessary:

Text direction

Figure 15-9. Text direction

Note

Inkscape’s vertical text mode currently has a number of deficiencies if used for writing Japanese tategaki; for instance, choonpu are not rotated, and punctuation is often strangely positioned.

15.3.2 Alignment

Each text object has a certain alignment: left (default), right, or ...

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