Some DocSii members in CICC had studied Sinhalese documents and found some interesting formatting objects. They should be clarified to be regular or irregular formatting styles from the native experts' point of view.
The comments provided by Sri Lankan experts are added to this document. They are shown with indentation and yellow background in such a style as this paragraph.
Some items indicate a range of pages, e.g., 4 - 5.
It is a usual formatting.
In some lines, line positions are not aligned with those of corresponding lines in an adjacent column.
Being based on hand-written documents' formatting
Example No.04 shows a right alignment of the right column. Is it a regular formatting in Sinhalese documents?
It is an unusual formatting.
In a single column left and right alignments are combined. We can sometimes see such a formatting in Sinhalese documents.
Formatting for a poetry.
Special bullets are employed in unordered lists.
Example No.11 shows a large indentation in a nested unordered list.
Indentation is applied only to the first line of each list item of an ordered list.
Rounded enclosures are frequently employed.
An underline touches no characters.
An underline touches some characters of a corresponding character string.
3 dots or 4 dots leaders are employed frequently at the end of articles.
Multiple dots leaders are sometimes employed. What is the meaning of the multiple dots leader just before a character?
Usual formatting. A multiple dots leader just before a character means a continuation. Example 21 shows a poetry formatting.
A combination of colon and dash are frequently used in Sinhalese documents. What is the meaning of the combination?
Usual formatting. Its meaning is identical to ":".
Some parentheses touch their adjacent characters. Is the font inappropriate?
The touching is due to an inappropriate font.