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Subject: Re: [office] proposal for 15.5.36 style:writing-mode, add 'auto'

On 13/06/07, Thomas Zander <zander@kde.org> wrote:

> the actual text in the paragraph can be used, in combination with unicode
>tables, to determine the text layout direction

I'm no expert, but I don't think this is factual Thomas. Unicode doesn't talk
about texts, simply code points, glyphs or characters.

Inferring the wanted text mode from the character seems somewhat
authoritarian to me.

> I would like to suggest we add an 'auto' value to the above list of
> options which would take the value from the text instead of specifying
> this.

How would you define the directionality of auto?
Think of two authors, one in China, one in Israel.
Then add me with a token 3 Hebrew characters in an otherwise English text.

Direction may not be implemented.Doesn't mean to say it's wrong.


Dave Pawson

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