NamesList, Code Charts, ISO/IEC 10646

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at
Mon May 4 08:47:33 CDT 2015

On Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:31:47 -0700
"Asmus Freytag (t)" <asmus-inc at> wrote:

> But permit me to ask one question up front. What would be served by 
> making such a sweeping change at this juncture, after 25 years of 
> established practice?

I suspect the idea is to have a way of unobtrusively supplying the
Bidi_Mirrored value in a character pick-list, namely the use of the
words 'OPENING' and 'CLOSING' rather than 'LEFT' and 'RIGHT'. As I
dimly recall the use of ']a, b[' to denote an open interval, the
proposed solution is not complete, but the complete solution is not
obvious to me. I for one don't want to have to choose a non-English
locale to type right-to-left text.


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