From: Gregg Reynolds (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 01:29:17 CDT
John Hudson wrote:
> Gregg Reynolds wrote:
>> Jony Rosenne wrote:
>>> In visual, embedded numbers and English are typed reversed, in visual
>>> while in logical order they are typed naturally and the software does
>>> RTL/LTR processing.
>> In Arabic, this notion of "natural" ordering is just plain wrongo.
>> Meaningless. Is it different in Hebrew?
> Jony seems to be relating 'natural' simply to input order, the order in
> which characters are 'typed naturally'. I think this is a reasonable use
> of natural -- although perhaps 'input order' is a better phrase --: you
> don't type Arabic backwards because it goes from right-to-left.
Right, but that's my point - this notion of "natural" ordering is
unnatural for Arabic. It is quite "natural" to type (and speak) numbers
in either order- least or most significant digit first. In fact you
could argue that historically least significant digit first is more
"natural". My question is, is this also true for Hebrew?
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