Re: Scrolling text for BiDi languages

From: John W Kennedy (
Date: Fri Oct 09 2009 - 10:25:50 CDT

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    On Oct 9, 2009, at 6:38 AM, Martin J. Dürst wrote:
    > 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,...).

    Well, if you are creating the widget yourself, you can flush and
    restart from the other side at every direction reversal.


    If this is a necessarily tiny window (on a watch, for example), I
    suspect this is the only way it can be sanely managed.

    John W Kennedy
    "The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich  
    have always objected to being governed at all."
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