[UND WCAG2] i18n comment: Direction of text

Comment from the i18n review of:

Comment 1
At http://www.w3.org/International/reviews/0606-understanding-wcag2/
Editorial/substantive: S
Owner: RI

Location in reviewed document:
 Understanding Guideline 3.1

It is not clear to us why correct support of the 'direction of the text' is an accessibility issue. We recommend that you remove all mention of text direction from this document.

Furthermore, it is incorrect to include mention of directionality under a success criterion that talks about programmatical determination of the "primary natural language or languages", since directionality is not necessarily associated with language. Text direction should be it's own success criterion, if it is to stay.

(If you disagree with this recommendation, we will come back to you with a substantial number of additional comments based on the content of this document related to text direction, and probably recommend that i18n WG needs to be involved in drafting that text. For now we will hold all such comments until this one is addressed.)

Received on Tuesday, 27 June 2006 17:34:57 UTC