Tagging transliterations from a specific script

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Thu Mar 17 11:48:01 CET 2011

On 16 Mar 2011, at 23:24, David Starner wrote:

>>> 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;
>> In what applications?
> In most of them, I believe. ar.wikipedia.org is one example of a page being flipped in an RTL environment.

That appears to be invoked thus:

<html lang="ar" dir="rtl" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

That is by the dir= attribute, not by an ISO 15924 script attribute as part of a language tag. 

Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com/

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