From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Dec 07 2007 - 09:02:38 CST
> From: Kent Karlsson [mailto:email@example.com]
> > > b.) Why U+FD3E and U+FD3F have the Bidi_mirroring property not set?
> > IIRC, this is by design for back-compat reasons. I believe it
> > has been discussed on this list before.
> I did (long ago) suggest to the UTC, in a beta comment for 5.0 IIRC,
> that they be mirrored. However, the UTC decided to mirror quote marks
> instead. The latter I did NOT suggest, and that change was a really bad
> move, and has since been backed on. However, I still think the ornate
> parentheses should be mirrored, especially if they are used both in
> LTR and RTL texts rather than only in RTL texts.
Since you thought changing the mirroring behaviour of quotation marks was a really bad move (and you were right about that), I'm surprised you'd think that changing the mirroring property of these characters would be a good move.
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