Re: Bidi Mirroring and Ogham (was: Multiple Directions)

From: Ernest Cline (
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 18:30:55 CDT

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    > [Original Message]
    > From: Michael Everson <>
    > At 16:56 -0400 2004-05-14, Ernest Cline wrote:
    > >(I am assuming that "Good gods." was not intended to mean
    > >"Brilliant! That's what Unicode should be doing!") So for those who
    > >find a need to represent Ogham in RTL, how would you propose that
    > >it be done?
    > What I meant was that I was amazed that you considered it even
    > remotely possible that anyone would "find a need to represent
    > Ogham in RTL".

    Only because of the way that Unicode handles vertical scripts by
    assigning them a LTR direction and leaving it up to higher
    levels to make the perpendicular flip. If someone wanted to include
    a vertical snippet of Ogham in a top to bottom script, they might
    desire to have the Ogham go from bottom to top, and that would
    make RTL Ogham reasonable in that context.

    It is a pedantic edge case that ought to be considered once
    raised (as it has been) even though I wouldn't recommend
    actively seeking out other such edge cases. :)

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