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Subject: Re: [xliff-comment] XLIFF 2.1 spec: the dir values are not sufficient for proper BiDi support

Hi Mihai,

thank you very much for your comment on the XLIFF Version 2.1 COS01

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On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 9:52 PM, Mihai Nita <mihnita@gmail.com> wrote:

I am looking at this:

The possible values are lrt, rtl, and auto
(with auto "determined heuristically, based on the first strong directional character in scope, see [UAX #9]").

That is the same as the HTML dir attribute

But that is not enough, because the direction based on the first char results in bad rendering at times.
So the HTML standard added <bdi> and <bdo>

And also CSS needed to add even more control, with unicode-bidi:

The values in the CSS2 standard seem to be normal, embed, bidi-override, inherit

But more are coming: normal, embed, isolate, bidi-override, isolate-override, plaintext

Mozilla and Chrome (and probably others will follow) already support these values:

Chrome also supports "initial" (I don't check about Firefox)

So the proposed values for dir seem insufficient.
Kind of a pity to release something that is already outdated, without learning from what others did...

Thank you,

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