Re: Etruscan LTR (was RE: Japanese RTL (was RE: Mongolian (was RE: Sy

From: John Jenkins (
Date: Wed Jan 12 2000 - 12:59:27 EST

on 1/12/00 9:21 AM, at

> John Jenkins wrote:
>> Etruscan will probably be encoded as LTR letters.
> Why isn't Etruscan simply bidi-neutral? Why *all* scripts so far have strong
> directionality?

I'm probably not the best one to respond, as I am not solidly in agreement
with the decision. It's basically so that Unicode implementations that
don't do bidi could still do Etruscan after a fashion, I believe.

Frankly, since the decision isn't locked in yet, you might still get the UTC
to change its mind.

John H. Jenkins

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