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Re: bidi discussion list was: Bidi Markup vs Unicode control characters

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 11:43:49 -0400
To: Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>
Cc: Martin Duerst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>, Ognyan Kulev <ogi@fmi.uni-sofia.bg>, Tex Texin <tex@xencraft.com>, Addison Phillips <addison.phillips@quest.com>, www-international@w3.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050815154349.GA25049@ccil.org>

Stephen Deach scripsit:

> The only scripts identified as RTL in Unicode are Arabic and Hebrew.  

In fact, Syriac and Tifinagh are already encoded in Unicode, as well as the
archaic scripts Cypriot and Kharoshthi.  Phoenician has been fully blessed
and will be in the next version.

Still in the long tail are Old Hungarian (aka rovasiras), Avestan, Mandaic,
Samaritan, Manichaean, and perhaps others.

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