OOXML extension for Japanese Layout Requirements

Shawn Villaron shawnv at microsoft.com
Fri Feb 19 15:24:48 CET 2010

Thank you Murata-san.

One thing that would help me understand this feature would be to see a sample document.  I'm hoping that if I can see a sample document, the relationship between this feature and existing margins support will become more evident ( I know they're different, I'm just not sure how ).  

I'd also like to learn more about how it's used in Japan; perhaps an in-person demo/example in Stockholm could be done?

Thanks for sharing.


-----Original Message-----
From: MURATA Makoto (FAMILY Given) [mailto:eb2m-mrt at asahi-net.or.jp] 
Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 5:43 AM
To: e-SC34-WG4 at ecma-international.org
Subject: Re: OOXML extension for Japanese Layout Requirements

Dear colleagues,

To show the size of changes rquired for supporting kihonhanmen-based page specifications, I created a RNC schema for the new elements and attributes, and also created an NVDL script for combing this schema and the original 29500 schemas.  I would argue that the required changes are surprisingly small (1 elemenet and a few attributes) and make Japanese users much happier.

1) kihonhanmen.rnc 

This schema includes "shared-commonSimpleTypes.rnc", which appears in the RNC version of the 29500 schemas.

default namespace = "http://www.example.com/asianLayout"
namespace w = "http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/wordprocessingml/2006/main"
include "shared-commonSimpleTypes.rnc"

start = element kihonHanmen {
attribute w:eastAsia { s_ST_String },
attribute LengthOfLine { xsd:int },
attribute NumberOfLinesPerPage { xsd:int }, attribute LineGap { xsd:int }, attribute horizontalPositioning  { "centering" | xsd:int }, attribute verticalPositioning { "centering" | xsd:int } }

2) kihonhanmen.nvdl

This NVDL script references nested.nvdl, which appears in the latest zip in my mail http://mailman.vse.cz/pipermail/sc34wg4/2010-February/001201.html

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rules xmlns="http://purl.oclc.org/dsdl/nvdl/ns/structure/1.0"
  xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude" startMode="top">
  <mode name="nested">
    <xi:include href="nested.nvdl"/>
  <mode name="top">
    <namespace ns="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/wordprocessingml/2006/main">
      <validate schema="wml.xsd" useMode="nested">
        <context path="sectPr | sectPrChange">
            <xi:include href="nested.nvdl"/>
            <namespace ns="http://www.example.com/asianLayout">
              <validate schema="kihonhanmen.rnc" schemaType="application/relax-ng-compact-syntax" useMode="nested"/>


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