Re: unicode and right-to-left

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Jun 09 1999 - 20:08:59 EDT

Matan Ninio said:

> With all the impressive work that seems to go on in unicode and
> multilingual support, I haven't heard of anyone mention right to left
> (Bidi) support.

They do mention it all the time. It's an important part of the standard.

> Bi-directional should be supported.

Everyone has agreed on that since about 1990, which is why the standard has
always supported Bidi.

See Technical Report #9 on the Unicode web site for the latest updates to
the Bidi algorithm.

Perhaps if you're interested in Unicode, you should buy the book, or at
least read the technical intro...

Use the Web, Niņo... ;-)


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