From: Michael Everson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 24 2004 - 09:09:11 EST
At 14:49 +0100 2004-03-24, Chris Jacobs wrote:
> > It seems strangely inconsistent to me that Unicode has detailed controls
>> for horizontal layout direction and the complex bidi algorithm, but has
>> nothing for vertical layout. I can force Latin text to be rendered right
>> to left or Hebrew left to right (although such overrides are hardly
>> plain text issues), but there is no way I can select vertical layout
>> even for languages in which that is a normal way of writing. We already
>> have U+202A LEFT-TO-RIGHT EMBEDDING and U+202B RIGHT-TO-LEFT EMBEDDING.
>> It would be easy to define new characters TOP-TO-BOTTOM EMBEDDING and
>> BOTTOM-TO-TOP EMBEDDING, with similar scope until the next PDF
>Which scripts are written bottom to top in vertical layout?
Ogham and sometimes Tifinagh.
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