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Re: Proposal for isolation characters in Unicode and the unicode-bidi:isolate and unicode-bidi:plaintext definitions

From: Martin J. Dürst <duerst@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2012 17:10:10 +0900
Message-ID: <4FB20F62.7090204@it.aoyama.ac.jp>
To: "Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin" <aharon@google.com>
CC: W3C style mailing list <www-style@w3.org>, public-i18n-bidi@w3.org
On 2012/05/15 5:06, Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin wrote:
> Last week, I wrote up and Mark Davis submitted to the UTC a proposal (
> http://goo.gl/K6qtV) for adding bidi isolation to Unicode. Here is the
> basic proposal:
> --- start quote ---
> Define three new Unicode formatting code points:
> LRI: marks the beginning of a left-to-right isolate.
> RLI: marks the beginning of a right-to-left isolate.
> FSI: marks the beginning of a first-strong isolate.
> Each would be matched with a PDF.

It may be worth considering to create a new character to close these 
embeddings. Otherwise, older algorithms will close LRE/RLE/LRO/RLO 
embeddings/overrides prematurely.

Another question: What's the relationship between this proposal and the 
new bidi control character that was proposed (I think by Apple) around 
last November's UTC?

Regards,   Martin.
Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2012 08:10:51 UTC

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