Re: Display of Mongolian in Arabic or Hebrew documents

From: John Hudson (
Date: Mon Nov 19 2007 - 23:03:58 CST

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    Eric Muller wrote:

    >> Question: what is the practice (if any) when embedding a short
    >> fragment of Mongolian in Arabic or Hebrew text? In particular, if
    >> rotated 90 degrees, is it clockwise or counter clockwise? Supporting
    >> scans would be welcome.

    > To close this one: no example was provided either to this list or to me
    > directly. The general sentiment is that there is probably no established
    > practice.

    Given that the vertical Mongolian script evolved from a right-to-left semitic script
    rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise, it seems to me that the obvious way to re-incorporate
    the script in a right-to-left setting would be to rotate it back, clockwise.

    John Hudson

    Tiro Typeworks
    Gulf Islands, BC
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