OT (Kind of): Determining whether Locales are left-to-right or right-to-left.

From: David Tooke (dtooke@interproinc.com)
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 12:04:10 EST

Is there a general mechanism for determining the directionality of a locale?

I am using Java Servlets to create HTML pages. Is there something that will tell me when it is appropriate to generate the HTML in right to left as opposed to left to right?

At the moment it looks like I have to maintain a table of right to left locales myself. If that is the way to go, apart from the Arabic (ar); Hebrew (he); Urdu (ur) which other locales is it appropriate to set the directionality to right-to-left? Is there a standard document somewhere that would tell me?

Thanks in advance.

David Tooke

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