RE: Not all Arabics are created equal...

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat Jul 08 2000 - 19:49:45 EDT

On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Gregg Reynolds wrote:

> As a point of fact: Arabic is not bidirectional, in spite of the
> protestations of Unicode. It's more accurate and less prejudicial
> technologically to call call it a Least-Significant-Digit-First language.

IIRC, we determined that in fact Arabic digits are written MSD first,
definitely when writing Farsi (I'm not sure if we got evidence on writing
Arabic or not).

Can we nail this down once and for all, like in the FAQ?

John Cowan                         
C'est la` pourtant que se livre le sens du dire, de ce que, s'y conjuguant
le nyania qui bruit des sexes en compagnie, il supplee a ce qu'entre eux,
de rapport nyait pas.               -- Jacques Lacan, "L'Etourdit"

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