Taiwan law requires writing to go left-to-right instead of top-to-bottom

Raymond Chen

The BBC reports that official documents in Taiwan must now be written left-to-right (Western style) instead of the traditional top-to-bottom.

I grew up with Chinese-language newspapers that ran their stories vertically and numbered their pages from right to left, in the traditional manner. Books and newspapers which run left-to-right look “wrong” to me. But I guess I’ll have to start getting used to it.


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