Subject: Re: [office] Bi-directional text.
Lars Oppermann wrote: > You can have LTR text in a RTL paragraph by using left-to-right-mark and > right-to-left-mark or RTL/LTR-embedding unicode characters in the text. What part of the spec specifies this? I just did a search and there aren't any instances of the strings "right-to-left" or "left-to-right" on the spec. I'm not entirely sure what you mean by RTL-embedding unicode. I understand that unicode alone is not supposed to tell you teh writing direction. Not long ago I and others got an email from Jonathan Ben Avraham, from the Israel delegation at ISO. In brief, he said that there needs to be an attribute for writing direction and that character encoding is no good. I found a copy of his email: http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.region.israel.ivrix.discuss/1205 > I can see, how the same can be done with direction-attributes for > span-elements. Nevertheless, the current solution works and I am not > aware of any use-cases not covered by it. Do you know of any? Jonathan's email says that character encoding is not enough (I don't know if what you described is character encoding). I can't really say if the present situation is enough, because I can't find the portions of the spec that you are referring to. I notice that when ODF was approved at ISO a lot of comments were about insufficient Bidi support. Do you think this is because the ISO members didn't realize which parts of the spec gave proper bidi support? Best, Daniel. -- /\/`) http://opendocumentfellowship.org /\/_/ /\/_/ ...and starting today, all passwords must contain \/_/ letters, numbers, doodles, sign language and / squirrel noises.