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Re: Web Notifications I18N Review: [I18N-ISSUE-161, I18N-ISSUE-162]

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2012 17:52:17 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78jmWSDA0LWs3-L6MgYqTzz9ekAUaNEBUN_P7ZAAQKSPMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com>
Cc: Doug Turner <dougt@mozilla.com>, Addison Phillips <addison@lab126.com>, www-international@w3.org, public-web-notification@w3.org, "Olli.Pettay" <opettay@mozilla.com>, Norbert Lindenberg <w3@norbertlindenberg.com>
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM, Andrew Wilson <atwilson@google.com> wrote:
> In practice, just having a "directionality" attribute added to the API would
> be insufficient for gmail, since gmail notifications need to alternate
> between different directionalities (gmail may be intermixing multiple
> strings with different directionality in the title or body of a notification
> as described above). Gmail currently addresses this using unicode bidi
> control characters in the text - is there a reason why this solution is
> insufficient for other use cases, allowing us to omit an explicit attribute?

I think the argument is that doing it via the Unicode characters is
more difficult, but you probably need to use them if you have mixed
content as you say.

http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-bidi-controls


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