From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 21:09:59 CDT
> > Are you opposed in principle to having small encoded
> > blocks which have multiple potential directionalities?
> The Unicode Standard is a plain text standard, *not* a
> text layout standard. See Section 2.9 of The Unicode
> Standard, Version 4.0 for what the standard has to say
> on this.
> The extent of directional layout required of a *plain text*
> standard is the bidirectional algorithm, which sorts
> out how a (horizontal) *line* of text is laid out when
> text of opposite directions is mixed. Beyond that, you
> are on to higher level protocols for textual layout.
> Those are out of scope for the Unicode Standard.
And even for a "(horizontal) *line* of text"
If you have rich text, so you can choose to use either the bidi algorithm or
the rich text facilities to do the bidi.
Then the rich text facilities are preferable?
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