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Re: rl-alternating-lr-tb writing mode (kind of boustrophedon style)

From: Oleg Tkachenko <olegt@multiconn.com>
Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2002 13:55:51 +0200
Message-ID: <3DA17647.8040809@multiconn.com>
To: Max Froumentin <mf@w3.org>
CC: xsl-editors@w3.org

Max Froumentin wrote:

> Is lr-alternating-rl-bt (as defined in the spec) Boustrophedon and not
> rl-alternating-lr-bt (as asked by Oleg)?
I believe they are both boustrophedon, as this term only defines alternating 
("ox-turning") style, but not starting direction. Beware I'm not a linguist 
though. :)

> Are the Hungarian runes or ancient Hawaiian characters in Unicode, by the way?
Some Old Hungarian script is among those proposed for addition to Unicode [1], 
but it seems to me that's more modern dialect, which tends to be or ltr or rtl 
only, but I talked about ancient hungarian srcipt, which was usually written 
on sticks [2].

[1] http://www.unicode.org/pending/pending.html
[2] http://www.omniglot.com/writing/hungarian_runes.htm
Oleg Tkachenko
eXperanto team
Multiconn International, Israel
Received on Monday, 7 October 2002 06:52:54 UTC

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