RE: vertical direction control

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 14:22:03 EST

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    At 13:55 -0500 2004-03-24, Ernest Cline wrote:

    >It is reasonable for Unicode to ignore boustrophedon at present
    >because it is not necessary for the scripts it currently supports and
    >it adds an extra and usually unneeded layer of complexity to the
    >bidirectional algorithm. If Unicode ever adds a boustrophedon
    >only script, then in my opinion, leaving the issue to higher levels
    >would be insufficient and Unicode will have to bite the bullet
    >and address boustrophedon in the standard itself.

    Perhaps you should take this up with the keepers of the Bidi algorithm, Ernest.

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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