From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 20:40:48 CDT
I thought a lot of the hassle of the bidi algorithm was to handle
interactions between RTL and LTR when they occur together (where do you
break lines, etc).
Jony Rosenne wrote:
>I think what confuses the issue it the misleading symmetry between the terms
>LTR and RTL.
>If Hebrew and Arabic were simply written from right to left there would be
>no need for a bidi algorithm and the direction would be a simple
>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
>All of this is completely irrelevant to boustraphedon and vertical scripts.
>These are presentation issues that have not need for Unicode support.
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