I have heard the same thing, and think it is underscores a point that MANY
companies forget: not all dialects of Arabic are the same, despite the fact
that most software packages have *one* Arabic version.
Issues such as this one can obviously cause major issues since it even
affects logical vs. visual order of numbers!
> From: Jonathan Rosenne[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 1:05 PM
> To: Unicode List
> Cc: Unicode List; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: Bidi Examples of math, going right to left
> I had been told that in Egypt math is right to left, at least in school
> books. I have no first hand knowledge.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Roozbeh Pournader [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 6:40 PM
> > To: Unicode List
> > Cc: Unicode List; firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: Bidi Examples of math, going right to left
> > On Tue, 27 Jun 2000, Tex Texin wrote:
> > > I have been asked to gather some examples of mathematical
> > > expressions used in bidirectional languages, where the
> > > expressions go right to left rather than left to right.
> > Persian and Hebrew math are left to right. At least some Arabic math is
> > right to left (I've seen that in an Iraqi math book, but I do not have
> > access to it now.) The best practice may be finding some Iraqi guy.
> > --roozbeh
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