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1.4 text in the content is provided in Unicode or sufficient information is provided so that it can be automatically mapped back to Unicode. [X]

From: lisa seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 15:14:46 +0200
To: "'WAI GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
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Comment on:
 text in the content is provided in Unicode or sufficient information is
provided so that it can be automatically mapped back to Unicode. [X] 

(This was noticed by Reuven Nisser and is a good point)

With BI- directional languages (like Hebrew and Arabic) The Unicode
mapping of each letter is not enough. You also need to know the
direction or flow of the letters to be able to decode unambiguously

For example 

A page written using a visual architecture. -The logical flow of the
letters is backwards.
Or, in another example, Imagine Right to left text with a phone number
in the middle.

Numbers work left to right, but a phone number can be have a hyphen in
the middle which, as it is NOT a number, will be read as right to left -
inverting the different half of the number with the second half of the
number......

All the best
Lisa Seeman
 
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