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Re: [css3-page] "odd/even" for "page-break-before|after"?

From: Aryeh Gregor <AryehGregor@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 14:09:05 -0400
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To: Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Ishii Koji <kojiishi@gluesoft.co.jp>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM, Brad Kemper <brad.kemper@gmail.com> wrote:
> Are Hebrew books bound on the right?

Yes.  For example:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Tanach.jpg

(The visible cover of the book is its front cover.)  In my experience,
this is almost always the case even if more than half the book is
translation and commentary of the Hebrew text in some LTR language
like English.  In this case, the first page is universally on the left
side.

> If you consider something that is not bound, but rather just a stack of paper, it seems unlikely that any language or convention would put the first readable page on the back of the first piece of paper. It is always going to be on top, facing the reader, no? Or at least so, once the title page, publisher's page, blank leaves, etc. are removed. I wouldn't think binding on any side would change that. Thus odd/even would be much more consistent than right/left.

Yes, this is my experience for both LTR and RTL books.  As far as I've
seen, numbering always starts with the side first facing the reader as
he begins to page through the book.
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