ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015

10 Article Authoring Tag Set, version 1.1 • 10.5 Attributes

10.5.16 @char Table Cell Alignment Character (NISO JATS table model)

The character to be used in horizontal alignment of the contents of an entry in a table. The content of a table data or table header element is to be aligned horizontally based on the character named in this attribute, for example, alignment on a period for decimal alignment or on an equal sign for alignment of variables. (This attribute is based on and intended to be converted easily to the XHMTL char attribute.)

In elements <col>, <colgroup>, <tbody>, <td>, <tfoot>, <th>, <thead>, and <tr>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters When used in conjunction with align="char", the contents of the table entry are aligned relative to the character specified by this attribute.