Re: Inconsistency in ISO 8859-1/8 tables

From: Werner Lemberg (
Date: Fri Jul 11 1997 - 19:06:15 EDT

On Fri, 11 Jul 1997, Unicode Discussion wrote:

> >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.

To a certain extent, Chinese (as used in Taiwan) needs this. There are
newspapers which have headers written from left to right and right to left
on the same page; the main text is nevertheless written vertically.


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