Re: arabic number in bidi algorithm

From: Mark Leisher (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 17:02:19 EDT

    John> So: in order to write a number by hand, then, the hand must skip to
    John> the left a (hopefully) sufficient distance, write the digits left to
    John> right, skip back to just left of the most significant digit, and
    John> proceed leftward?

A brief verbal survey of native Arabic and Persian co-workers says they all
write most significant digit first in handwriting.
Mark Leisher
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