Re: Arabic Numbers in the unidode bi-directioanl Algorithm

From: Petr Tomasek (
Date: Fri May 15 2009 - 14:21:56 CDT

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    On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 11:26:16AM -0700, Troy Louden wrote:
    > Hi,
    > I'm implementing the Unicode Bidi algorithm ( for a project at work and I don't understand why, according to the spec, Arabic Numbers are displayed Left-to-Right instead of Right-to-Left.

    Because arabic numerals ARE written left-to-right. (Historically this is
    probably due to the fact, that in arabic the the numbers were read
    starting from the least significant digit, e.g. "three and twenty and hundert"
    for 123...)


    Petr Tomasek <>

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