arabic number in bidi algorithm

From: Chookij Vanatham (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 15:31:13 EDT


According to the Bidi algorithm, the arabic number (U+0671 - U+0679) has the
strong type, RIGHT-TO-LEFT. So, regardless of RLO and RLE, can I say that
the arabic number (U+0671 - U+0679) would be always written from RIGHT to LEFT.
This is confused me due to I see that, in miscrosoft word (arabic version),
the arabic number is written from LEFT to RIGHT.

May be someone can let me know which one is right or I miss anything ?

Thanks a lot.

Chookij V.

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