From: Gregg Reynolds (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 13:33:06 CDT
Rick McGowan wrote:
> For what it's worth, Peter R. Mueller-Roemer asked:
>>Would someone, please, make a formal proposal to the Technical
>>Committee to provide space, punctuation marks and possibly more
>>characters with both the R- and L-property.
>> apparently been no need shown for directional specific punctuation.
Note the passive voice. ;) If you haven't seen the need, you haven't
been looking in the right places. Keyboard protocols for Arabic are
commonly and properly ridiculed by Arabic users.
> fact, such punctuation would screw up the bidi model; it would make all
> existing data obsolete, etc.
Can you please expand on this a bit? It doesn't seem to me like it
would be any different that any other new character; well-designed
Unicode-enabled software should be able to handle it with minimal
changes, if any, I would think. And why would existing data become
obsolete if new codepoints are added? The meaning of existing
codepoints need not change.
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