On Fri, July 14, 2000, N.R.Liwal wrote:
> In my fonts for Pashto, Farsi and Urdu, the Decimal Separator
and thousnad sparator are:
> Decimal Separator ="\x060c"
> Thousand Separator ="\x066c"
> Infact the above was standardized in Afghanistan and
Pakistan, while using the Hindi Numbering system.
I'm not sure whether you are saying that
1) Users need to use U+060C for a decimal separator in their
document files, or
2) The shape you see at U+060C in your fonts is the one you
want for decimal separator.
If you mean (1), then I think users will not always see the
text correctly rendered. The Unicode bidi properties of U+060C
and U+066B are different:
066B;ARABIC DECIMAL SEPARATOR;Po;0;AN;;;;;N;;;;;
and I would expect use of U+060C as a decimal separator to
cause surprises with the bidi layout code.
Why not encode documents with U+066B for the decimal separator,
and then develop fonts that have the culturally correct glyph
in that spot?
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