Global Variable


For horizontally written text, the text alignment is always visually left-aligned (that is, left-to-right and right-to-left are treated uniformly). For vertical text, this is equivalent to kCMTextMarkupAlignmentType_Start.


let kCMTextMarkupAlignmentType_Left: CFString


While readers should be prepared to account for kCMTextMarkupAlignmentType_Left being equivalent to kCMTextMarkupAlignmentType_Start for vertical text, authors are discouraged from using kCMTextMarkupAlignmentType_Left for vertical text.

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