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[iri] #118: What term to use for the kind of text that the Unicode Bidi Algorithm was designed for

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Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2012 12:01:57 -0000
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To: draft-ietf-iri-3987bis@tools.ietf.org, duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp
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#118: What term to use for the kind of text that the Unicode Bidi Algorithm was
designed for

 What term should we use for the kind of text that the Unicode Bidi
 Algorithm was designed for. RFC 3987 and 3987bis use "running text". bidi-
 guidelines (-01) changed to "plain text".

 We have a definition for running text at
 http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-iri-3987bis-10#section-1.3:

     running text:  Human text (paragraphs, sentences, phrases) with
        syntax according to orthographic conventions of a natural
        language, as opposed to syntax defined for ease of processing by
        machines (e.g., markup, programming languages).

 In RFC 3987, there are two uses:

 The Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm is designed mainly for running text.

 [UNIXML] is written in the context of running text rather than in that of
 identifiers.

 The first use moved to bidi-guidelines, but the second use is still in
 3987bis. In both cases, the term "plain text" isn't appropriate, because
 the main use of "plain text" is to distinguish from "fancy text", i.e.
 text with styling,... But in both usages above, the distinction between
 "plain text" and "fancy text" is irrelevant. See also
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_text.

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