From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 01 2004 - 23:48:01 CST
Philippe Verdy <verdy underscore p at wanadoo dot fr> wrote:
> Visual entry should never be used. It was used for some legacy
> encodings to render text on devices that don't implement the Bidi
> algorithm and can only render text as LTR. Nobody enters RTL text in
> "pseudo-visual" LTR order; only the logical input order is needed.
I've never understood why writing Hebrew or Arabic left-to-right is
called "visual" order anyway. These are RTL scripts; they are supposed
to be not only written, but also read, right-to-left. Wouldn't a reader
of Hebrew or Arabic consider RTL to BE the "visual" order?
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