Re: [jlreq] 3.3.1: List and discourage use of characters that are intended only for a specific writing direction (#161)

While digital documents can be either vertical or horizontal, I would argue that in practice the choice of vertical or horizontal is extremely important to the designer, much as font or size or other presentation would be. To change it automatically would be to destroy the original intent (such that it exists). I hope this is noted so that it is not misunderstood as something that many users would need a switch willy nilly to operate when reflowing content in some locally customized context.
Plain text copy is one case where that destruction of original design intent is clear, and I can see some effort devoted to making sure that neutral format endeavors to exclude directionally specific characters.

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