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RE: Q&A - Which languages are written right-to-left (RTL)?

From: Russ Rolfe <rrolfe@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 16:42:18 -0700
Message-ID: <F7B97826912BC4419D5DDF53B2169453048643E1@WIN-MSG-10.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
To: "Tex Texin" <tex@xencraft.com>, "Arko, Phil" <phil.arko@scr.siemens.com>
Cc: "Tex Texin" <tex@i18nguy.com>, <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>, <nelocsig@yahoogroups.com>


This looks good.  I do have one question.   Shouldn't it be Taiwan instead of "Republic of China".  I know here at Microsoft we use "Taiwan" as the official name of the "region"?

Regards, Russ

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Sent: Friday, August 08, 2003 3:07 PM
To: Arko, Phil
Cc: 'Tex Texin'; 'public-i18n-geo@w3.org'; nelocsig@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: Q&A - Which languages are written right-to-left (RTL)?

Phil, I added the countries. 
Yes we might need to change the title or break it up. It now answers (at
least) two questions-
I added a point (suggested to me by someone else) about the political and cultural overtones of choosing a script, and we might want to separate out "Which script(s) to use" from the "Which languages are rtl?" and perhaps have a "What's my direction?" ;-) question that the table replies to.

Updates are at: http://www.i18nguy.com/temp/rtl.html

"Arko, Phil" wrote:
> This will be a very useful resource with the addition of all the 
> popular left-to-right languages and their formats. I wonder if the 
> right-to-left specific title could be changed to more accurately describe this resource?
> Or should this be a separate resource area to which this Q&A can link?
> Notably missing are Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland, all of which 
> are important locales for websites so I would think they would meet 
> the criteria for "commonly requested languages." The latter two 
> countries have multiple official languages, which I think is always an important point to stress.
> Phil
> -----Original Message-----
> http://www.i18nguy.com/temp/rtl.html

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