RE: Question about the directionality of "Old Hungarian" (document N3531)

From: Kent Karlsson (
Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 01:54:51 CST

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    Michael Everson wrote:

    > > 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.

    But if the bidi algorithm says not to mirror, the font [handling
    system] should not start to mirror. The mirroring is governed by the
    bidi algorithm. If the font mirrors glyphs anyway, it's simply a
    flawed font.

            /kent k

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