From: Kent Karlsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Nov 02 2008 - 06:02:47 CST
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Michael Everson
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> Subject: Re: Question about the directionality of "Old
> Hungarian" (document N3531)
> On 2 Nov 2008, at 09:47, Karl Pentzlin wrote:
> > Does this imply that if directional override is used, and if the
> > text contains any characters not encoded within the "Old Hungarian"
> > block,
> > they are mirrored as well even if these characters themselves are
> > strong RTL or strong LTR?
> > Especially, if the quotation marks U+201F and (proposed in N3531) U
> > +2E33 are contained, is it definitive according to the standard
> > including the bidi algorithm (which I admittedly have not
> studied in
> > every detail) that these quotation marks are mirrored, appearing
> > like U+201D and U+201E?
> No, quotation marks are not mirrored.
That is normally true, even when directional override characters
are used or when higher-level-protokol, e.g. markup, equivalent to
directional override characters, are used. Both of these methods I
think are entirely unsuitable for boustrophedon. Boustrophedon needs
a separate higher-level-protokol (e.g. markup) item/tag/attribute.
However, in boustrophedon, in lines where glyphs are mirrored,
*EVERY* glyph is mirrored in those lines, including those for
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