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Re: IDN - RTL

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 13:41:17 +0100
Message-ID: <14610646486.20050221134117@w3.org>
To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Cc: Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>, Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, www-international@w3.org, <www-international-request@w3.org>

On Monday, February 21, 2005, 12:53:49 PM, Najib wrote:


NT> Moreover, domain names are meant to be meaningful and suggestive. 
NT> "www.ALEF5.123.il"  intuitively means for me (a professional 
NT> deformation?) "www.5FELA.123.il". Thats is labels in IDN should remain
NT> displayed as usual in LTR.  (Which is a contradiction coming from a RTL
NT> language speaker ;-) ).

You mean, you want to force Hebrew and Arabic companies to register
their names backwards in the DNS, so that they appear in a readable
order when displayed LTR (which would require an overide of the normal
directionality for those Unicode characters)?

Isn't the whole point that they just use their normal company names, as
regular text, and they display the same as normal, like regular text?

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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 Member, W3C Technical Architecture Group
Received on Monday, 21 February 2005 12:41:19 GMT

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