Re: bidi or multi algorithm?

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Dec 20 2000 - 13:58:12 EST

Elaine... Quick reply, sorry. I should be more verbose, but I hope
others can chime in.

> Is Unicode's so-called "bidi algorithm" really bidirectional, that is,
> does it govern horizontal text layout in right-to-left and left-to-
>right languages?


> Or is "bidi" a metaphor here, for more possible text orientations,


It only deals with LR and RL. It is a model, however, for the kinds of
issues that will be involved in vertical writing when someone takes up
that problem.


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