David Tooke wrote:
> dumb question 1. Is Aramaic (which doesn't seem to have a 2 character ISO
> code) the same as Amharic (which does...AM)?
> If not, Amharic appears to be
> a Semetic language too, is that written right-to-left too?
No, Amharic is written with Ethiopic script, which is left-to-right.
In general, directionality is a script property, not a language
or locale property: any language written using Arabic, Hebrew,
Syriac, or Thaana script remains right-to-left even when embedded
in some foreign locale, unless it is transliterated into Latin script.
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