RE: rl-alternating-lr-tb writing mode (kind of boustrophedon styl e)

... and when we finish a page, we turn it over! Is that then considered a
change from ltr to rtl direction? I don't think so... Shouldn't we separate
the underlying pagination technology from the script direction?


Agnes Clarke

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Sent: Monday, October 07, 2002 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: rl-alternating-lr-tb writing mode (kind of boustrophedon
styl e)

> > Are the Hungarian runes or ancient Hawaiian characters in 
> Unicode, by the way?
> Some Old Hungarian script is among those proposed for 
> addition to Unicode [1], 
> but it seems to me that's more modern dialect, which tends to 
> be or ltr or rtl 
> only, but I talked about ancient hungarian srcipt, which was 
> usually written 
> on sticks [2].
> [1]
> [2]

From [2]
When they reached the end of the stick, they turned it around, so the next
line comes "upside-down" compared to the first one. so its not strictly the
same as bustrophedon which did
not involve the 'upside down' twist!

Sheesh this gets complicated.

Regards DaveP.


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