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Re: Comment on working draft "Specifying Language in XHTML and HTML Content"

From: Simon Montagu <smontagu@smontagu.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 08:47:45 +0200
Message-ID: <45F4F791.90105@smontagu.org>
To: www-international@w3.org

CE Whitehead wrote:
 >> For numbers, the inversion is implicit.
 > (Is the inversion implicit ??

Yes, the inversion is implicit. On Bidi issues you are safe taking 
Jony's word for it.

 > When you type on an Arabic typewriter, I guess you start typing 
numerals beginning with the 1's, then the 10's, then the 100's--I've 
never typed numerals on an Arabic typewriter though
 > [a poem once I typed, that was written by al-Khansa, that I found in 
Arberry, and that I needed to markup.])

A typewriter is limited by the capabilities of the technology (although 
I believe that electric "golf ball" typewriters in the 1960s or 70s 
already allowed the user to change direction).
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