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RE: rl-alternating-lr-tb writing mode (kind of boustrophedon styl e)

From: Clarke, Agnes <Agnes_Clarke@nl.compuware.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:43:47 +0200
Message-ID: <D913221A882FD31198D90008C75D69090667FB9C@cwnl-ams-pri01.nl.compuware.com>
To: "'DPawson@rnib.org.uk'" <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>, olegt@multiconn.com, mf@w3.org
Cc: xsl-editors@w3.org

... and when we finish a page, we turn it over! Is that then considered a
change from ltr to rtl direction? I don't think so... Shouldn't we separate
the underlying pagination technology from the script direction?

Lol,

Agnes Clarke

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From: DPawson@rnib.org.uk [mailto:DPawson@rnib.org.uk]
Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 1:11 PM
To: olegt@multiconn.com; mf@w3.org
Cc: xsl-editors@w3.org
Subject: RE: rl-alternating-lr-tb writing mode (kind of boustrophedon
styl e)



> > 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

From [2]
When they reached the end of the stick, they turned it around, so the next
line comes "upside-down" compared to the first one. so its not strictly the
same as bustrophedon which did
not involve the 'upside down' twist!

Sheesh this gets complicated.

Regards DaveP.

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