Re: ISO, Unicode -> multilinguality

Tue, 27 Sep 1994 11:16:54 +0100

[note on reversing the order of letters deleted]

The suggestion does not work when the text has multiple lines. For this the
rules are quite complex but tractable. there is an RFC with an algorithm
for doing the wrapping. I think it is better to assume that particular encodings
will read in their natural direction and then let the computer do the

In X11 if you typeset Hebrew you end up with a negative length string with the
characters displayed right to left. Note this is not reversing the ordering
because the notion of right and left do not apply to a byte stream, only before
and afterwards. The technology is international, it is our mindset that is

Phillip M. Hallam-Baker

Not Speaking for anyone else.