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RE: New Working Group Note: Best Practices for XML Internationalization - Corrected

From: rosennej <rosennej@qsm.co.il>
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2008 20:56:43 +0200
To: "'WWW International'" <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <007c01c87196$daa049f0$8fe0ddd0$@co.il>
I have made some corrections to my previous mail:

 

If the string is plain RTL or plain LTR, and the first or last character is
not a neutral, the is no need for bidi controls. Otherwise, wrap the string
either with an LRM/RLM or with an LRE/RLE and PDF.

 

The comparison algorithm should ignore superfluous bidi controls. Some
people think the comparison algorithm should ignore all bidi controls, but I
am not certain this will produce satisfactory results.

 

Jony

 

-----Original Message-----

From: www-international-request@w3.org
[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tex Texin

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 10:27 PM

To: Douglas Davidson

Cc: Richard Ishida; WWW International

Subject: RE: New Working Group Note: Best Practices for XML
Internationalization

 

 

You decide on the standardized representation and this can include the
presumed context.

Then you know whether the text needs adjustment when it is placed in a
particular environment. 

 

-----Original Message-----

From: Douglas Davidson [mailto:ddavidso@apple.com] 

Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 12:19 PM

To: Tex Texin

Cc: Richard Ishida; WWW International

Subject: Re: New Working Group Note: Best Practices for XML
Internationalization

 

 

On Feb 15, 2008, at 11:50 AM, Tex Texin wrote:

 

> I should be able to extract a string from a database and have it work 

> equally well regardless of the context.

 

The issue of extracting a string from a database and embedding it into a
document seems to me to be a particularly knotty one.  How do you form the
strings in your database so that they will display well if you do not know
in advance whether the context in which they will be embedded will be LTR or
RTL?  On the other side, how do you embed strings in your document if you do
not know in advance what sort of bidi content they will have?  A mismatched
bidi formatting code in an embedded string, for example, could cause
problems.

 

Douglas Davidson

 

 
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