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Re: I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF]

From: Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu <kennyluck@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2011 08:17:11 +0900
Message-ID: <4D2E3677.60509@w3.org>
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
CC: ML www-font <www-font@w3.org>, ML public-i18n-core <public-i18n-core@w3.org>, ML publc-i18n-bidi <public-i18n-bidi@w3.org>
> ICWGIT>  It should be possible to use markup to set the base direction
> ICWGIT>  of any element in order to enable correct display of
> ICWGIT>  bidirectional text.  We suggest a dir attribute with the
> ICWGIT>  values rtl and ltr as a minimum.
>
> I suggest that we accept this comment. This would be consistent with other markup at W3C like HTML and SVG.
>
> Richard, I assume that the attribute would be optional and that, if omitted, the text direction would be determined by the Unicode directionality of the first character?
>
I haven't looked at SVG but in HTML the default value is "ltr", and what 
you described is similar to the newly speced dir="auto" behavior in HTML5.

I don't know which is better in WOFF. Did we discuss this in the i18n 
call yesterday? I couldn't really participate due to connection issues.
Received on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 23:19:12 GMT

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