From: E. Keown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 14:27:44 CDT
Dear Kenneth Whistler:
> > Are you opposed in principle to having small
> > encoded blocks which have multiple potential
> > directionalities?
Kenneth Whistler wrote:
> 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
How did you decide that 'horizontal' is the default
direction? My impression is that 85 - 95% of *all*
elements of writing ever invented by humans are
Chinese (or other ..JKV...).
Does 'horizontal' actually come from hardware, not
software? Is it built into the computer screen?
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