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Re: text-intro in SVG 1.1 2nd Edition

From: Nikolas Zimmermann <zimmermann@physik.rwth-aachen.de>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:31:09 +0100
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Am 09.03.2011 um 15:19 schrieb Nikolas Zimmermann:

> Hey SVG crowd,

> Looking for feedback!
Grml, I forgot the most important:
text-intro-05-t.svg uses

  <g id="test-body-content" font-family="SVGFreeSansASCII,sans-serif" font-size="18" direction="rtl">
    <text x="460" y="80" text-anchor="start" xml:lang="ar" font-size="30" font-family="Andalus">لماذا لا يتكلمون اللّغة العربية فحسب؟</text>

The direction="rtl" attribute doesn't take any effect, unless unicode-bidi is set to embed or bidi-override, according to SVG 1.1 Second Edition.
Using <text unicode-bidi="bidi-override" / "embed" the direction is respected and the test works as expected (at least on my patched local webKit build and Opera).

Side note:
For fun, I've implemented a switch to handle the unicode-bidi in two ways, depending on version=1.1 or 1.2, as outlined in the previous mail.
If I take the original SVG 1.1 Second edition text-intro-05-t.svg replace version="1.1" with version="1.2" it works as well, looks like the reference image, w/o the need to specify unicode-bidi)

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