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Re: script faq suggestions

From: Paul Hastings <paul@sustainableGIS.com>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 12:16:52 +0700
Message-ID: <422E86C4.9020704@sustainableGIS.com>
To: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
CC: www-international@w3.org

John Cowan wrote:
> That's the wrong question: languages don't have directions, scripts do.

yes i know that but in terms of that page (as a web reference) shouldn't 
there be some kind of footnote indicating that Gurmukhi script is more 
often found/used/whatever? if i look at the CLDR for pa, it's not marked 
as laid out rtl. and if you look at the date part names, its certainly 
not arabic script.

and the reason i was looking for clarification was because i'm building 
a simple function to guess an initial writing system direction to layout 
webpages based on a user's locale. that page, which i use religiously as 
a reference, seemed to contradict what the CLDR was telling me.

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