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Re: New Tutorial: Character sets & encodings in XHTML, HTML and CSS

From: Asmus Freytag <asmusf@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 17:47:54 -0700
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To: Najib Tounsi <ntounsi@emi.ac.ma>, Matitiahu Allouche <matial@il.ibm.com>
Cc: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-international@w3.org, www-international-request@w3.org, www-i18n-comments@w3.org

At 06:12 AM 3/25/2004, Najib Tounsi wrote:
>Matitiahu Allouche wrote:
>9) In the table contained in section "Other Unicode characters are OK", 
>LRM and RLM are commented as "Deprecated in Unicode".  I am very 
>surprised.  What is the basis for such a statement?
>I was surprised too and a little disappointed. I find LRM & RLM very 
>useful and use them often. Is there an alternative to fix the correct 
>rendering of punctuations between bidi texts for example? One can put such 
>text PLUS it's punctuation into a span element with a dir attribute. But 
>the rendering might not be the same (old browsers?) if this text has to be 
>displayed in more than one line (table cells, small windows ...).

This must be a misunderstanding by the authors. These characters are 
certainly not deprecated in Unicode and furthermore exist in several widely 
used 8-bit character sets.

Even UTR#20 / W3C Note: Unicode in XML lists these in table 4.1 "Format 
chracters *suitable* for use in markup".

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