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

From: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:45:10 +0200
To: "'Stephen Deach'" <sdeach@adobe.com>
Cc: <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001a01c5a1b8$b53263c0$0701c80a@QSM7>

These are scripts, not languages.

The Hebrew script, for instance, is routinely used for at least three
languages and rarely used for many more.

The Arabic script is used for a number of languages today, and historically
for many more.

Jony

> -----Original Message-----
> From: www-international-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of John Cowan
> Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 5:44 PM
> To: Stephen Deach
> Cc: Martin Duerst; Ognyan Kulev; Tex Texin; Addison Phillips; 
> www-international@w3.org; Richard Ishida; Bert Bos
> Subject: Re: bidi discussion list was: Bidi Markup vs Unicode 
> control characters
> 
> 
> 
> 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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