**From:** Petr Tomasek (*tomasek@etf.cuni.cz*)

**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,
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*> I'm implementing the Unicode Bidi algorithm (http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/) 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.
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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...)

P.T.

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