Re: Japanese RTL (was RE: Mongolian (was RE: Syriac and Mongolian

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 12:24:00 EST

John Jenkins wrote:

> Etruscan will probably be encoded as LTR letters. By the end of the
> script's life, that was the predominant direction and it was always a valid
> choice. The standard may further specify that the letters should reverse
> shape when written RTL, however.

Okay. Is it appropriate to indicate that formally by giving Etruscan
letters the "mirrored" property? This is one of the few properties
that ISO 10646 (as opposed to Unicode) actually provides, so it's important.


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