From: Chris Jacobs (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 10:04:31 CDT
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Jony Rosenne" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, May 15, 2004 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: Multiple Directions (was: Re: Coptic/Greek (Re: Phoenician))
> Jony Rosenne scripsit:
> > However, in Hebrew and Arabic, numbers are written left to right and so
> > are Latin and other LTR script quotations. So RTL really means mixed
> > direction, and the bidi algorithm is there to handle it automatically
> > with little user intervention.
> BTW, Peter Daniels told me viva voce that arabophones, like persophones
> and hebraeophones, do (hand)write numbers LTR starting with the most
> significant digit. But we still have no confirmation from a native
I do write numbers like 21 RTL, that's how I pronounce them.
So if people pronounce it as
esriem we achad
then they probably indeed write the digit 2 first.
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