Re: arabic number in bidi algorithm

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 18:58:59 EDT

On Thu, 28 Oct 1999, Mark Leisher wrote:

> 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.

Yes! I am a Persian speaker, writer, etc. It means I write in Arabic
script. When I want to write numbers, or English text in Persian, I guess
the space it should occupy, skip left, and start writing it. And in the
case of English words, it sometimes gets wrong, so extra space, or
condensed words come out.


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