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RE: BIDI IRI Display (was spoofing and IRIs)

From: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:11:53 +0200
To: "Jonathan Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Cc: "'Larry Masinter'" <LMM@acm.org>, "'Peter Constable'" <petercon@microsoft.com>, public-iri@w3.org, public-iri-request@w3.org, "'Shawn Steele'" <Shawn.Steele@microsoft.com>, "'Slim Amamou'" <slim@alixsys.com>, unicode@unicode.org
Message-ID: <OF76189FF0.83DF4054-ONC22576DC.00375379-C22576DC.003804D8@il.ibm.com>
Jonathan Rosenne wrote:
<quote>
There is no average BIDI user to observe, since there are no BIDI TLDs and
no BIDI equivalents to http, ftp etc. 

In my way of thinking, and average BIDI user does not normally mix LTR and
RTL, programmers excepted.
</quote>

Unfortunately, on one hand, elements like "http" and TLDs are always LTR. 
On the other hand, users and businesses tend to prefer writing their names 
in their native/local script, so mixing LTR and RTL is currently not 
avoidable in countries using Bidi scripts.
 

Shalom (Regards),  Mati
           Bidi Architect
           Globalization Center Of Competency - Bidirectional Scripts
           IBM Israel
           Phone: +972 2 5888802    Fax: +972 2 5870333    Mobile: +972 52 
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Received on Thursday, 4 March 2010 10:12:31 UTC

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