Re: Unicode complaints

From: Michael \(michka\) Kaplan (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 16:41:27 EST

If you use Access 2000 to enter Hebrew data on a non-Hebrew machine, you get
the ability to input data without the Bidi algorithm being applied till you
commit the line.

This is almost universally hated by anyone who experiences it.

Consistency may not seem like a good thing, but some inconsistencies will
make it worse.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roozbeh Pournader" <>
To: "Unicode List" <>
Cc: "Unicode List" <>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 12:53 PM
Subject: RE: Unicode complaints

> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
> > There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction with Unicode bidi among
> > users in Israel. Fortunately for Unicode, the general public calls the
> > bidi algorithm "Microsoft Hebrew" and blame them.
> The problem you mention, is because the Unicode bidi is used for data
> entry, which I believe should not be. It will be hard for plain bidi users
> to understand and work with. It should only get used as a display
> algorithm, in my opponion, as specified in the spec. And that is
> reasonable, I believe.
> Implementors who use that to simplify implementing bidi data entry for
> themselves are to blame, which are almost everyone in the global market.
> --roozbeh

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