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Re: per-paragraph auto-direction, a.k.a. dir=uba

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Sep 2010 11:01:23 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=pBYBo8VENRcs5SUunB5RB-VoUqTakqZnwxPy=@mail.gmail.com>
To: CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>
Cc: public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
That is actually the same as just ignoring AN characters in first-strong. I
am fine with doing that unless there is a strong response from an Arabic or
Farsi speaker saying that negative AN numbers definitely do need to be
displayed in LTR, since (as we have seen) AN phone numbers come out the same
in LTR and RTL. Make it soon, since I need to get this finalized today.


On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 10:55 PM, CE Whitehead <cewcathar@hotmail.com>wrote:

> From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
> Date: Sun, 26 Sep 2010 02:01:23 +0200
> >      - The first-strong algorithm returns the direction of the first
> > strong
> >      (L, AL, or R) character it encounters. If it does not encounter
> any,> it
> >      returns ltr if it encounters any weak ltr characters (EN or AN).
> I disagree slightly here; I think it should return ltr except for an for
> which I would prefer-- I guess -- that it return rtl unless there is an
> inherited dir of ltr
> Best,
> --C. E. Whitehead
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