W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-international@w3.org > April to June 2009

Re: controlling digits substitution in IE/FF (Arabic/Hindi/Decimal)

From: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>
Date: Tue, 02 Jun 2009 10:51:09 +0000
Message-ID: <4A25041D.5040308@emi.ac.ma>
To: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
CC: Jonathan Rosenne <rosennej@qsm.co.il>, www-international@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
David Woolley wrote:
> [snip]
>
> It would make sense for telephone numbers to be presented right to 
> left in Arabic, even though numeric numbers have their most 
> significant digit on the right.  I don't know the actual situation.
>

Arabic numbers are written as in western countries: they have their most 
significant digit on the left, for example 2009.

For groups of numbers, usually
08:15 is eight and a quarter
26/05/2009 is the 26th of May 2009
00 12 34 56 78 is a phone number to be typed  from left to right as you 
might expect
etc.

There are also cases where it depends on the author. In Copyright text, 
you may find   (2000-2008) as well as (2008-2000). 

Najib

-- 
Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi at w3 dot org)
W3C Office in Morocco (http://www.w3c.org.ma/)
Ecole Mohammadia d'Ingénieurs, BP. 765 Agdal-RABAT Morocco
Phone : +212 (0) 537 68 71 50 (P1711)  Fax : +212 (0) 537 77 88 53
Mobile: +212 (0) 661 22 00 30 
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 09:44:47 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 2 June 2009 19:17:19 GMT