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RE: ‏ example

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 14:12:41 -0000
To: "'Najib Tounsi'" <tounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Cc: <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000b01c2eeea$c8156b00$cf01000a@w3c40upc3ma3j2>

Hi Najib,

Very many thanks for sending this.  I'm really stressed out at the
moment, so I'll need to look at it in detail later, but from a quick
glance it looks really helpful !

I'm going to forward it to the public-i18n-geo@w3.org list, since that
is where we discuss GEO deliverables.

Any other comments on that section, given your real life experience in
Arabic web site design will be warmly welcomed.

Shoukran,
RI

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Najib TOUNSI [mailto:tounsin@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: 20 March 2003 13:49
> To: ishida@w3.org
> Cc: w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org
> Subject: &rlm; example 
> 
> 
> (please reply to tounsi@emi.ac.ma)
> 
> Dear Richard and all,
> 
> In http://www.w3.org/International/geo/html-tech/#ri20030218.135307338
> you need 'a proper example' as the second example.
> About the HTML  &rlm; &lrm; entities (for changing
> text direction).
> 
> Here is one.
> 
> 1) The text to render is: (the order in the source
> file)
> 
> Arabic1 W3C: World Wide Web Consortium Arabic2 
> 
> The browser rendering is (assume the overall text is
> already in "rtl") 
> 
> Arabic2 W3C: World Wide Web Consortium Arabic1
> <------ -----------------------------> <------
>    3                 2                    1
> 
> to be read as indicated by arrows. 
> 
> Now, I would like the following (logical) reading 
> 
> Arabic2 World Wide Web Consortium :W3C Arabic1
> <------ ------------------------> ---> <------
>    4               3               2      1
> 
> that is, 'World Wide Web' is the explanation of 'W3C' 
> which then must come BEFORE in the display, to conform
> 
> to the arabic reading direction. So
> after 'W3C', the browser 
> must be told to return to rtl direction. 
> That where &rlm; take place. In the source file, add
> &lrm; just after W3C, to have the bidi-algorithme
> return to rtl mode, before the text n° 3. Note that
> the colon character doesn't matter here.  
> 
> 2) Now, suppose the word 'Consortium' is between
> double quotes in the original file:
> Arabic1 W3C: World Wide Web "Consortium" Arabic2 
> 
> The rendering might be:
> 
> Arabic2 "World Wide Web "Consortium :W3C Arabic1
> <-------- ------------------------> ---> <------
>    4               3                 2      1
> 
> i.e. the last double quote " is considered beginning
> the word 'Arabic2'. 
> 
> The solution is then to add &lrm; just after this last
> "
> to have the desird effect:
> 
> Arabic2 World Wide Web "Consortium" :W3C Arabic1
> <------ --------------------------> ---> <------
>    4               3                 2      1
> 
> Please see:
> http://www.w3c.org.ma/rlm.html
> for a running example.
> 
> Regards,
> 
> Najib
> 
> --
> Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi@w3.org) 
> W3C Office in Morocco (http://www.w3c.org.ma)
> Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs,
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> Mobile : +212 61 22 00 30
> 
> 
 
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