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RE: script faq suggestions

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 08:42:49 +0000
Message-Id: <a05111b13bbd7a1f7ab50@[10.3.1.6]>
To: <etienne.kroger@welocalize.com>, "'Najib Tounsi'" <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, <www-international@w3.org>

At 10:09 -0500 11/11/03, Etienne Kroger wrote:
>There is an interisting discrepancy in user perception here.
>
>American users tend to lump what French call Afrique du Nord, Proche-Orient,
>and Moyen-Orient (or Maghreb and Machreck) in one big category called Middle
>East.

So it may be the occasion for american users to know about the Arabic 
part of Africa ;-)

>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: www-international-request@w3.org
>[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Najib Tounsi
>Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:05 AM
>To: www-international@w3.org
>Subject: script faq suggestions
>
>
>
>May be you could add the following line
>
>Country/Region: North Africa,	Script:Arabic	Direction: RTL	Language:Arabic
>
>to http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html#directions
>
>Geographicaly, the whole north Africa is (from right to left) Egypt,
>Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The official
>language in all those countries is Arabic.
>
>Note: Egypt and Lybia are generally classed as Middle-East, and North
>Africa thus includes the four countries Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
>(and Mauritania more or less). These four countries are also called
>The Maghreb.
>There is also a local language, the Berbere, spoken mainly in some
>regions in Algeria  and  Morocco.
>
>Regards
>Najib Tounsi
>
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