From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Nov 03 2008 - 17:46:29 CST
On 3 Nov 2008, at 23:43, Kent Karlsson wrote:
> Michael Everson wrote:
>> I think you should look at the Old Italic proposal and
>> discussion, Kent.
> I know. That is why there is a loophole, but only a loophole,
> in the bidi algorithm. It covers (badly) Old Italic, which is
> encoded as LTR, when overriden as RTL to (sometimes, only
> sometimes, using some as yet unheard of higher-level-protocol
> mechanism; I can imagine them, just haven't seen any) produce
> mirrored glyphs for the Old Italic letters.
"The font" is supposed to do that. We've always been told this.
> It does NOT cover the RTL case, as I wrote. There is not
> even a loophole (which I think is a bad approach anyway) in
> the bidi algorithm that would cover Old Hungarian as RTL
> overridden as LTR to even sometimes produce mirrored glyphs.
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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