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Subject: Re: [office] Bi-directional text.


Hello Robert,

> I'm no expert in this area, but a few weeks ago I had a discussion on Bidi
> with Jonathan Ben Avraham,  who is involved with the Hebrew OpenOffice
> project (http://he.openoffice.org)
>
> I came to the conversation with the view that the Bidi algorithm in
> Unicode was sufficient.  Jonathan pointed out some of the complexities of
> real-world use and why the Unicode mechanism alone is not sufficient.
>
> To paraphrase our conversation, to support Bidi the format needs to
> support base direction as well as aligment.  If you try to guess from the
> character encoding alone, it fails, in areas like:

very instructive post, as usual :) . Should we infere from it that the
same holds true for VTL and to a lesser extent, CTL (CTL has to do with
encoding, not necessarily base direction)?

Thanks,

-- 
Charles-H. Schulz,
Associť / Associate,
Ars Aperta.



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