RE: vertical direction control

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 12:06:41 EST

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    > From: []
    On Behalf
    > Of Ernest Cline

    > It also doesn't account for boustrephedon writing direction either.

    Again, this is a presentation issue that doesn't require any new control
    characters. There is absolutely no reason, for instance, why an app
    couldn't be created that lays out Greek text in boustrophedon using the
    existing Greek characters.

    Of course, boustrophedon layout isn't needed to ensure legibility of
    Greek text; if it was, though, the solution would be to say that correct
    implementations of the Greek block required boustrophedon layout in the
    app, and not addition of new control characters.

    Peter Constable
    Globalization Infrastructure and Font Technologies
    Microsoft Windows Division

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