Re: I18n comment: bidirectional ordering

> What about Devanagari and similar scripts? This is a case where the 
> first letter is not necessarily at the start of the line even without 

My impression is that Devanagari is taught to first language users
as though it was a syllabic script, even though the computer codes and
foreign learners may see it as more phonemic.

> bidirectional ordering. I don't know if traditional typography in these 
> scripts includes any feature of making the first letter different in any 
> way.

If they do, I suspect the transformation would be applied to the whole
of a consonant cluster and associated vowel.

Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2006 05:40:28 UTC