Re: text-transform

From: Doug Ewell (
Date: Sat Oct 23 2004 - 14:32:24 CST

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    Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:

    > OK for the "numeric" versus "capitalize|uppercase|lowercase" remark,
    > which is related to form validation and has probably nothing to do
    > within the Unicode list. But the general discussion of the behavior of
    > BiDi with vertical scripts, or horizontal scripts rendered vertically
    > (or even in Boustrophedon) is still something that the Bidi algorithm
    > in Unicode is not solving completely. There are bidirectional
    > properties that are inherent to scripts and their characters, and that
    > are in the direct focus of Unicode standardization.

    The Unicode bidirectional algorithm INTENTIONALLY does not solve any
    problems related to vertically rendered scripts. The architects of the
    bidi algorithm have told us repeatedly that they consider vertical
    rendering issues to be out of scope. That is the way it is.

    -Doug Ewell
     Fullerton, California

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