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

From: David Tooke (dtooke@interproinc.com)
Date: Wed Dec 06 2000 - 16:40:42 EST

> I think it would be very weird to render an English-language application
> labels on the right of their fields, just because the user also
> Arabic.
The application is a database application where the majority of fields are
from a Unicode database and user-entered. Their text is likely to be in
Arabic. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, the *content* of the page is
in Arabic not English despite it being an English application. So the page
should be formatted as if it an Arabic page with some English text.

As it is a Unicode database; I do not want to try to determine what
language/script *exactly* is being used. That would involve scanning the
Unicode characters and a lot more giggery pokery than I need.

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