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Proposal for new direction attribute

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:24:30 +0000
Message-ID: <51247A2E.7040907@w3.org>
To: www International <www-international@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
Unicode 6.3 will shortly be released, and will contain new control codes 
(RLI, LRI, FSI, PDI) to enable authors to express isolation at the same 
time as direction in inline bidirectional text. The Unicode Consortium 
recommends that isolation be used as the default for all future inline 
bidirectional text embeddings.

The i18n WG has been discussing how to ensure that HTML5 encourages and 
enables content authors to adopt and apply isolation *as the default* 
whenever they set direction on inline content, and discourage future use 
of dir=rtl or dir=ltr (which does not produce isolation).

The proposal of the WG, with rationales, can be found at 

i18n WG folks, please let me know asap if you think this needs changing 
in some way.


Richard Ishida
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 07:24:54 UTC

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