Re: [1.2T-LC] Lack of BIDI 'direction' (ISSUE-2058)

Hi, fantasai-

Thanks for your comment.

We'll discuss this in the SVG WG, and get back to you soon.

-Doug Schepers, on behalf of the SVG WG

fantasai wrote (on 9/17/08 1:51 PM):
> There's discussion in about
> bidirectional text, but there is no definition for a 'direction' property
> that I can find, nor any mention of any substitute for it (such as a 'dir'
> attribute).
> This is a problem because the Unicode bidirectional algorithm needs a
> base direction for each "paragraph" that it operates on. For plain text
> it guesses based on the first character in the text, but this is not
> always accurate. Applying this rule to SVG Tiny would be incompatible
> with an implementation that supported SVG Tiny plus the 'direction'
> property because 'direction' defaults to 'ltr', not to 'guess a direction'.
> The lack of a 'direction' affects both bidi reordering and other properties
> like 'text-align', whose values' behavior depends on 'direction'.
> I therefore strongly recommend that SVG Tiny include the 'direction'
> property.
> ~fantasai

Received on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 22:14:29 UTC