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RE: Comment on " Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Handling Bidirectional Text"

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 19:11:47 +0100
To: <xslf@xslf.com>, <www-i18n-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1BT2sW-0001UJ-4R@dr-nick.w3.org>

Hello Shoshannah,

Thanks for these comments.  See notes below...

RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-i18n-comments-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-i18n-comments-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: 26 May 2004 18:55
> To: www-i18n-comments@w3.org
> Subject: FW: Comment on " Authoring Techniques for XHTML & 
> HTML Internationalization: Handling Bidirectional Text"
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shoshannah Forbes [mailto:xslf@xslf.com]
> Sent: 12 May 2004 19:46
> To: ishida@w3.org
> Subject: Comment on " Authoring Techniques for XHTML & HTML
> Internationalization: Handling Bidirectional Text"
> 
> Hi.
> I just went trough the article you edited titled "Authoring 
> Techniques for XHTML & HTML Internationalization: Handling 
> Bidirectional Text"
> http://www.w3.org/TR/i18n-html-tech-bidi/
> 
> I was surprised to see ie5/mac listed in the list of 
> browsers- It has no support for RTL text (it ignores 
> dir=rtl), and it doesn't even display Hebrew characters at 
> all (regardless of encoding).

I have removed all references to IE Mac pending a further testing.  Thanks.


> 
> Also, Opera added support to bidi text only in version 7.20, 
> and not 7.0

That is indeed indicated in the data - see for example the Opera column at
http://www.w3.org/International/geo/html-tech/outline/html-authoring-outline
.html#ri20030728.093644822 

Is there a specific location you had in mind?


> 
> 
> Speaking of encodings- IMHO it should be mentioned that if 
> you want to include Hebrew diacritics in the text, the 
> encoding needs to be
> windows-1255 or utf-8, as iso-8859-8-i does not include 
> diacritical marks.

Thanks. Worth noting.


> 
> Best regards,
> Shoshannah Forbes
> --
> http://www.xslf.com
> 
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 2004 14:11:48 GMT

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