NamesList, Code Charts, ISO/IEC 10646

Asmus Freytag (t) asmus-inc at
Mon May 4 13:02:59 CDT 2015

On 5/4/2015 10:39 AM, Richard Wordingham wrote:
>> User's locale has nothing to do with bidi context, so this would be
>> simply wrong.
> If paragraph embedding level is determined by an overriding profile but
> there is nothing explicit, should not the locale determine the
> directionality?  If so, the locale will often work for indicating
> whether a character should be displayed in its left-to-right form or
> its right-to-left form.
> Are you, for example, suggesting that a code chart in Arabic should
> display U+0028 LEFT PARENTHESIS and U+0029 RIGHT PARENTHESIS using the
> same glyphs as for one in the English language?

The disconnect is that a "character picker", to continue your example, 
could opt to show the shape that would be chosen based on the direction 
context of the text input location (caret position).

That has nothing to do with the "language" of the names or the "locale" 
of the user.


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