From: Mark Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 05 2008 - 08:42:14 CST
Some people reported the images being missing. If they are for you, see if
they show up for you in the source document at the URL below (Document at:
On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 1:35 PM, Mark Davis <email@example.com> wrote:
> Mirrored ASCII
> Document at: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dfqr8rd5_353ft4xw6hj
> For testing BIDI UI enablement, it turns out to be very useful to use
> mechanisms that give non-Arabic/Hebrew users an accurate picture of how a
> "reversed" UI would look. For this, it is useful to have Unicode letters
> that are the visual reversals of ASCII letters. With a pixel mirroring, the
> page would then come out looking (roughly) like English, with UI elements in
> the right places, and everything readable.
> My first attempt is in the attached graphic, first before graphic
> mirroring, then after. Look at the white box on the left bottom of the
> "After" image. Before Pixel Mirroring:
> After Pixel Mirroring:
> A bit crude so far (some letters definitely could use improvement!), but
> actually readable. The challenge is to pick the best characters in the fonts
> available on most people's browsers (although people can be requested to
> download fonts like Code2000). Because we want the characters to work right
> as far as linewrap, etc., if possible they should have pretty much the same
> properties as the respective ASCII letters.
> The table of mappings that I used above is at:
> http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=pA-jnsSQQRcY3IFcweX3GOg I would
> appreciate any feedback on better choices that I can incorporate into that
> table. Some of the above above could definitely stand improvement:
> especially the capitals K, P, L, and G, and lowercase t, k, g, and h. I also
> need to add digits and common punctuation.
> Checking If you want to try it out on some text:
> 1. Go to http://demo.icu-project.org/icu-bin/translit
> 2. Into the Compound 1 box, type: *mirror*
> 3. Into the Input box, put some text.
> 4. Hit the Transform button
> I used for #3:
> the quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
> THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPED OVER THE LAZY DOG.
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