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For review: 4 articles about bidi text in HTML

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:52:00 +0000
Message-ID: <511A5710.4060205@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>
Comments are requested on the following proposed updates to material on 
the Internationalization site, prior to final publication.
NOTE THAT the articles are in a temporary location, and will be moved to 
their final location after the review.

Text direction and structural markup in HTML
This article has been created from material formerly in the tutorial 
“Creating HTML Pages in Arabic, Hebrew and Other Right-to-left Scripts” 
and augmented with information about new HTML5 markup constructs that 
are beginning to see adoption. It should be regarded as a new article, 
focusing on applying bidi markup to document- and block-level situations 
and to forms.

What you need to know about the bidi algorithm and inline markup
This is an update of an existing article. It has been almost completely 
rewritten. The most significant changes are the new parts describing how 
to apply the new HTML5 constructs which are beginning to see adoption. 
Additional changes will be needed as HTML5 bidi markup is finalised over 
the coming months. The article also proposes a simpler way to approach 
markup of bidi text, particularly useful for those with less experience, 
that relies less on a deep understanding of the issues involved.

Visual vs. logical ordering of text
This is a new article created from material that has been removed from 
the previously mentioned material. It was removed into a separate 
article because visual ordering is much less important these days, and 
to avoid duplication. Only a few changes have been made to the content 

Creating HTML Pages in Arabic, Hebrew and Other Right-to-left Scripts
This tutorial has been modified to bring it in line with the current 
tutorial format. Rather than contain duplicate content, it now 
introduces the novice to key concepts and points off to useful further 
reading in an organized fashion. It has been completely rewritten.

Please send any comments over the next two weeks to 
www-international@w3.org (subscribe).

We hope to publish a final version shortly after that.

Richard Ishida
Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 14:52:28 UTC

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