Tagging transliterations from a specific script

David Starner prosfilaes at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 00:03:53 CET 2011

On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 3:57 PM, Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com> wrote:
> No, it is the characters themselves which have RTL properties and which invoke such behavioural functionality. The language tag is not the place for the computer to determine that.

Whether the overall structure of the page--whether images and frames
and the like--go to the right or left is frequently determined by
language tags; to determine it by the text on the page could force you
to read an entire document before making that decision, and could be
wrong if you had a lot of Latin text embedded in a Hebrew framework
that should define the structure of the page.

Kie ekzistas vivo, ekzistas espero.

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