I would like to propose an algorithm in order to permit display of language independent Boustrophedon text (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boustrophedon
). Boustrophedon text reverts (mirror vertically) characters and change direction on each line.
The proposal would be the following:
> The unicode characters:
- LRM (U+200E) LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK and
- RLM(U+200F) RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK
> when applied on strong directional characters (e.g. R),
> they force the glyphs of the character to be mirrored vertically
> and they set a new direction of text.
> Example [R+RLM+A+RLM+!+RLM] will display [!AЯ]
> The algorithm should not require new encoding for mirrored glyphs but requires computer software to handle this mirroring automatically.
> Possible extension/change would be to have a unicode character that marks all the following text as Boustrophedon and let the computer software handle carriage return and text layout .
May I have your thoughts about that.
Many thanks in advance,