From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 21:03:04 CDT
E. Keown wrote:
> Elaine Keown
>Dear Kenneth Whistler:
>>down, but even for this, the edge cases result in
>>irreconcilable arguments: is Etruscan left-to-right
>>or right-to-left or both?
>A lot of the really early Greek (on the true edge
>between Phoenician and Greek) seems to be
>tetradirectional.....or even pentadirectional.
>Are you opposed in principle to having small encoded
>blocks which have multiple potential directionalities?
I think it would be cleaner to use overrides in cases like this. Or
simply higher-level markup: it may be reasonable to define that
directionality more complex than boustrophedon is beyond "plain text."
Different blocks would probably be a Bad Thing, since then the same word
written in different directions would no longer be "the same word."
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