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RE: MathML in Arabic

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 07:21:25 +0200
To: "'i18n IG'" <w3c-i18n-ig@w3.org>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002801c4c22e$245411b0$440aa8c0@QSM7>

Please note that in Hebrew math is normally written left to right.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Richard Ishida
> Sent: Tuesday, November 02, 2004 10:49 PM
> To: i18n IG; www-international@w3.org
> Subject: FW: MathML in Arabic
> 
> 
> 
> FYI 
> 
> 
> 
> From: Robert Miner [mailto:RobertM@dessci.com] 
> Sent: 27 October 2004 23:13
> To: ishida@w3.org; Isam.Ayoubi@rubicon.com.jo;
> lagally@informatik.uni-stuttgart.de; m.eddahibi@ucam.ac.ma;
> lazrek@ucam.ac.ma; k_sami@ucam.ac.ma; Hanane.Naciri@sophia.inria.fr;
> Laurence.Rideau@sophia.inria.fr
> Cc: robertm@dessci.com; davidc@nag.co.uk
> Subject: MathML in Arabic
> 
> 
> Hello.
> 
> I am writing to ask you to give the World Wide Web Consortium 
> Math Interest
> Group the benefit of your expertise in handling mathematics 
> in Arabic, and
> more generally in right-to-left languages.
> 
> As you all know MathML is a W3C standard for encoding 
> mathematical notation
> in XML, and one area that the spec doesn't adequately address 
> is how to deal
> with math in right-to-left languages like Arabic.  Most of 
> you have given
> talks or written papers on this subject, so I'm sure you 
> don't need me to
> explain this to you!
> 
> To address this problem, the Math Interest Group would like 
> to try to have a
> public discussion of the issues, with the goal of trying to 
> produce some
> sort of official document describing how MathML in Arabic should work.
> Perhaps this could be a W3C Note, or perhaps a new version of 
> the MathML
> spec as appropriate.  
> 
> I've just made a posting to this effect on the W3C public 
> mailing list for
> MathML, 
> 
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math/2004Oct/0028.html
> 
> If you are willing to take the time to participate in the 
> discussion, and
> help the Math Interest Group with this project, we would 
> greatly appreciate
> it.  To subscribe to the list, visit
> 
> 
>   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-math
> 
> and follow the link.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> --Robert
> 
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> Dr. Robert Miner                                RobertM@dessci.com
> W3C Math Interest Group Co-Chair                      651-223-2883
> Design Science, Inc.   "How Science Communicates"   www.dessci.com
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