From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 03 2005 - 17:35:00 CDT
Apropos of this thread, but not actually in response to anyone in
particular, I note that in his 1932 book "Hebrew Typography," Hugh J.
Schonfield proposed using mirror-reversed Arabic numerals (and
punctuations) with Hebrew, to accord with the RTL directionality of the
script (though I do not know if he intended MSD or LSD first, etc. I
presume he would have presented the digits in reverse order as well,
i.e. MSD on the right). This in addition to some of the most
eye-hurting Hebrew typefaces ever seen. And of course, Unicode will
have to support his upper- and lower-case Hebrew... (Just kidding.
Really). See http://www.geocities.com/snortar/schonfield.html for
references and pictures and fonts to download and use for your next
Hebrew book that you don't want anybody to read.
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