Re: Vertical BIDI

From: Kenneth Whistler (kenw@sybase.com)
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 14:49:44 CDT

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    Elaine asked:

    > > This is a shortcoming in Unicode BIDI: it currently
    > > only represents horizontal directionality, not
    > > vertical directionality. As far as I
    >
    > So, does this mean that in 3 years there might be
    > vertical bidi?

    No.

    --Ken

    >
    > I once met a guy from Nashua who told me that his
    > research group (HP?) thought that the most horrible
    > problem would be putting Chinese and Hebrew text on
    > the same screen....EK

    I once met a guy from Nash˙a,
    Who said that his troubles were fewer,
      When Hebrew-Chinese
      Brought his screen to its knees,
    And he'd dumped his old box for a newer!



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