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RE: BDO example?

From: <bidi@prognathous.mail-central.com>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 10:30:35 +0200
To: ishida@w3.org, www-international@w3.org
Message-Id: <20030816083036.B8B7D74B23@smtp.us2.messagingengine.com>

Here's an example:
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tech-evangelism/site/tech-letter-he.html
You can read the rational for the use of BDO here:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=99578#c14

Prog.

On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 22:30:04 +0200, "Jony Rosenne" <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
said:
> 
> I have used it for imbedding legacy data from an IBM mainframe, which
> uses
> visual encoding, in HTML. I suppose this is the most common use today,
> because there is quite a lot of legacy Hebrew data out there. 
> 
> The original example which I gave many years ago and helped convince
> Unicode
> that an override was required was a reference number, or a part number,
> which looks like a random groups of digits, Hebrew letters and Latin
> letters
> with slashes between them, which are often used in correspondence. When
> we
> still used typewrites, back in the previous century, people could type
> any
> odd combination they fancied.
> 
> Jony
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> > [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> > Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 9:03 PM
> > To: www-international@w3.org
> > Subject: BDO example?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Does anyone have a convincing example of the need for BDO 
> > markup in HTML for Arabic or Hebrew?  
> > 
> > I already have an example of 'this is what the text looks 
> > like in memory', but that is not very mainstream.  I don't 
> > really want an example that allows the support of visually 
> > encoded text, either.
> > 
> > Successful proposers may expect to see their example used as 

> > an illustration in the XHTML 2.0 spec and in GEO guidelines.  ;)
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > RI
> > 
> > ============
> > Richard Ishida
> > W3C
> > 
> > tel: +44 1753 480 292
> > http://www.w3.org/People/Ishida/ 
> > http://www.w3.org/International/ 
> > http://www.w3.org/International/geo/ 
> > 
> > See the W3C Internationalization FAQ page 
> > http://www.w3.org/International/questions.html
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 
Received on Saturday, 16 August 2003 04:30:48 GMT

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