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Re: I18n comment: bidirectional ordering

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 22:26:47 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200601242226.k0OMQl102588@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> What about Devanagari and similar scripts? This is a case where the 
> first letter is not necessarily at the start of the line even without 

My impression is that Devanagari is taught to first language users
as though it was a syllabic script, even though the computer codes and
foreign learners may see it as more phonemic.

> bidirectional ordering. I don't know if traditional typography in these 
> scripts includes any feature of making the first letter different in any 
> way.

If they do, I suspect the transformation would be applied to the whole
of a consonant cluster and associated vowel.
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