Re: Mongolian (was RE: Syriac and Mongolian joining behavior)

From: John Cowan (
Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 11:31:43 EST wrote:

> And, as I am at it, also CJK ideographs and Japanese kana are sometimes seen
> printed as horizontal RTL (see the titles in any Japanese or Taiwanese
> newspaper). So why they too are in bidi class "L", rather being neutral?

I think what you are describing is a vertical presentation, with columns of height
one ideograph. In vertical presentation of CJK, the successive columns are
read RTL.


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