From: Martin J. Dürst (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 09 2009 - 05:38:38 CDT
Do you mean you want to use this e.g. for running text on a billbord or
like the infamous <markee> tag (see e.g.
http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/_MARQUEE.html)? [From that experience,
it should be clear that in most cases, moving text is a bad idea, but
there are of course some exceptions).
I think the only thing you can do is to define the scrolling direction
based on the main language, and to try to reduce the amount of text that
runs the other way (e.g. Latin in Arabic,...). What may also work is to
turn the Latin letters 90 degrees, after reordering them. Readers will
have to tilt their heads, but they will be able to see the letters in
the right order, and
still looks better and reads easier than
It may also be worth to play with chopping up the text in small
fragments and reorder the fragments (e.g. words or pieces of words),
تقنية tooth™ Blue اللاسلكية
But this very much depends on the width of the display available, and
may not work very well.
On 2009/10/09 18:06, Zhang, Daniel wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have one question of how to show scrolling (panning) text for BiDi languages e.g. Arabic.
> In general, the scrolling BiDi text from left to right would be perceived as if scrolling Latin text from right to left. Sometimes it is more complex since it’s mixed text with digits, Latin letters and so on, e.g. a string like: تقنية Bluetooth™ اللاسلكية (Bluetooth™ wireless technology). If this were scrolled from left to right, it would (for an Arabic speaker) appear like:
> Do you have any good idea, please? Thanks!
> | Best regards | Med vänliga hälsningar | 顺祝时祺 | 順祝商祺 | どうぞよろしくお願い致します。
> | Daniel Yalin ZHANG
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