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

From: Stephen Deach <sdeach@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 09:05:34 -0700
To: Jony Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, "'Stephen Deach'" <sdeach@adobe.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Message-id: <6.1.1.1.2.20050815090339.02059a00@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

Yes, they are scripts (I said so).

Martin indicated he had a list of language-to-script correlations. I'ld 
like to see it.

At 2005.08.15-18:45(+0200), Jony Rosenne wrote:
>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.
> >
> > --
> > Newbies always ask:                             John Cowan
> >   "Elements or attributes?
> > http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
> > Which will serve me best?"
> > http://www.reutershealth.com
> >   Those who know roar like lions;               cowan@ccil.org
> >   Wise hackers smile like tigers.                   --a
> > tanka, or extended haiku
> >
> >
> >
> >


---Steve Deach
    sdeach@adobe.com 
Received on Monday, 15 August 2005 16:06:01 GMT

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