Re: arabic number in bidi algorithm

From: James E. Agenbroad (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 15:56:16 EDT

On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Chookij Vanatham wrote:

> Hello,
> 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.
                                          Thursday, Ocotber 28, 1999
In Unicode(tm) 2.0 Arabic digits seem to be at U+0660 to U=0669, or do I
miss something? To what version of the bidi algorithm do you refer?
          Jim Agenbroad ( )
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