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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] (XLIFF-72) XLIFF 2.1 spec: the dir values are not sufficient for proper BiDi support

David Filip created XLIFF-72:

             Summary: XLIFF 2.1 spec: the dir values are not sufficient for proper BiDi support
                 Key: XLIFF-72
                 URL: https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/XLIFF-72
             Project: OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC
          Issue Type: New Feature
          Components: other
    Affects Versions: 2.1_cos01
         Environment: http://markmail.org/thread/mjlilczn64jvh2yw
            Reporter: David Filip
            Assignee: David Filip
             Fix For: 2.1_os

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,

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

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

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Kind of a pity to release something that is already outdated, without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...

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