Re: Etruscan was Re: Japanese RTL

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Thu Jan 13 2000 - 13:18:07 EST

Robert stated:

> Latin is very rarely written right to left at all (almost never, except
> for those cases where it is done specifically as a graphic device. In
> these cases, whether to mirror letters or not is a per-fragment property.)

There is the notable exception for printing words such as "AMBULANCE"
on the front of emergency vehicles. These are mirror-imaged, since they
are *intended* to be read in a driver's rear-view mirror. And the
mirroring is for the entire line -- and not on a per-fragment basis.


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