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

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 13:05:28 EST

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, David Tooke wrote:

> 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?

You can add this list:

   Persian (fa), Iranian and Iraqi Kurdish (ku_IR, ku_IQ), Pashtu (ps),
   and Yiddish (yi).

There are also others, but I believe them all to be in the three letter
(ISO 639-2) world: Baluchi (bal), Syriac (syr), etc.


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