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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Jonathan Rosenne <rosenne@netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:33:36 +0200
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To: Gary Adams - JavaSoft East <Gary.Adams@East.Sun.COM>
Cc: rein@exol.it, yergeau@alis.com, www-international@w3.org
It is not clear to me from the specs whether JDK 1.2 will offer a bidi
application sufficient control over the base direction. Does each visible
object that may contain text have such an attribute? Can the user override
it manually? It seems to me not to be the case.


At 10:50 31/03/98 -0500, Gary Adams - JavaSoft East wrote:
>> >It seems hilarious to me that we must use a proprietary Microsoft standard
>> >in order to have Netscape render correctly. 
>> Hilarious yes, but less so if one considers that you are (apparently)
>> testing on a Microsoft-proprietary platform.  Not that you have so many
>> other options for Arabic...
>Not that there are any JDK 1.2 browsers deployed yet, but there is some
>to get cross platform internationalization support into the base Java 
>application environment.
> http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/guide/intl/spec.html
Received on Tuesday, 31 March 1998 11:36:25 UTC

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