Re: bidi support

From: Markus G. Kuhn (
Date: Fri Jul 11 1997 - 21:33:05 EDT

Werner Lemberg <> wrote on 1997-07-11 23:04 UTC:
> 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.

But isn't left-to-right and right-to-left writing in *this* context just
a typographical formatting feature (like left and right justification
and centering of lines in European languages), and not a property of the
script and its characters?

Remember: Unicode is not a word processing or page description
file format that defines how and where to place characters on the


Markus G. Kuhn, Computer Science grad student, Purdue
University, Indiana, USA -- email:

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