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The fate of Hebrew texts with Hyphen-Minus instead of Maqaf

From: <bidi@prognathous.mail-central.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 00:23:04 +0200
To: www-international@w3.org
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For the sake of the argument, let's assume that Hebrew Punctuation Maqaf
is now part of the official keyboard layout; that it is implemented well
(both in fonts and keymap) in all major operating systems; and that users
of Hebrew accept the new addition and start to use it from then on. What
will be the fate of all Hebrew texts that used Hyphen-Minus instead? are
they doomed forever to render wrongly under applications that use the
Unicode BiDi algorithm? by wrong, I strictly refer to the way the
original authors intended them to render.

Further discussion about this problem can be found here:
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73251#c32

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Received on Thursday, 21 August 2003 19:09:21 GMT

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