Re: Inconsistency in ISO 8859-1/8 tables

From: John Krieger (
Date: Fri Jul 11 1997 - 14:29:48 EDT

At 09:49 AM 7/11/97 -0700, Vincent DelGobbo wrote:

>presumably because the font does not support Arabic (I'm guessing).

Correct. Lucida leaves off at x5F4 and picks up at x1E80.


>I thought Hebrew was "bidirectional".

Technically, "bidi" has been used to refer to the ability to process both
right-to-left (e.g., Hebrew and Arabic) and left-to-right languages. I am
unaware of any living language that is written bidirectionally in the sense
of boustrophedon.


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