Re: New Corrigendum to The Unicode Standard

From: Simon Montagu (
Date: Fri Aug 17 2007 - 10:20:09 CDT

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    Asmus Freytag wrote:

    > On 8/17/2007 6:48 AM, Michael Everson wrote:

    >> I have to say, I find the behaviour of mirroring punctuation to be
    >> generally irritating. Even in a simple programme for DVD titles the
    >> title and transliteration of some Persian behaves unexpectedly.

    > That's an implementation bug - as long as mirroring is consistently
    > applied between authoring environment and the time you are viewing the
    > text, then you should not be able to notice it, even. It should just work.

    For some values of "just work", yes, but it's true that the behaviour of
    mirroring characters at the boundaries of RTL and LTR is often
    counterintuitive. Even if it can be fixed by LRM/RLM, a typical user
    entering data doesn't know that, and doesn't know how to enter LRM and
    RLM anyway.

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