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RE: script faq suggestions

From: Etienne Kroger <etienne.kroger@welocalize.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 10:09:27 -0500
To: "'Najib Tounsi'" <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, <www-international@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001c01c3a865$cd195aa0$8664a8c0@ebklaptop>

There is an interisting discrepancy in user perception here.

American users tend to lump what French call Afrique du Nord, Proche-Orient,
and Moyen-Orient (or Maghreb and Machreck) in one big category called Middle

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[mailto:www-international-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Najib Tounsi
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 8:05 AM
To: www-international@w3.org
Subject: script faq suggestions

May be you could add the following line

Country/Region: North Africa,	Script:Arabic	Direction: RTL	Language:Arabic

to http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-scripts.html#directions

Geographicaly, the whole north Africa is (from right to left) Egypt,
Lybia, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The official
language in all those countries is Arabic.

Note: Egypt and Lybia are generally classed as Middle-East, and North
Africa thus includes the four countries Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco
(and Mauritania more or less). These four countries are also called
The Maghreb.
There is also a local language, the Berbere, spoken mainly in some
regions in Algeria  and  Morocco.

Najib Tounsi

Najib TOUNSI (mailto:tounsi@w3.org)
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