Bidi: inserting Japanese paragraphs in Arabic/Farsi document

Philippe Verdy verdy_p at
Sun Nov 20 04:52:01 CST 2016

Wasn't this corrected so that the direction of such 'bidi neutral" pairs
should match, i.e. the leading character would adopt the direction of the
trailing one in the same pair, rather than inheriting the direction from
the outer context ?

2016-11-20 11:22 GMT+01:00 Simon Cozens <simon at>:

> On 20/11/2016 19:46, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> > Why don't the Japanese backets pair together to avoid having one
> > mirrored and not the other one ?
> Isn't this the classic bidi brackets problem? The 【 is assumed to belong
> to the base level because it's bidi neutral, but the 】 is assumed to be
> part of the LTR text, so they end up in different isolating runs.
> I don't think there's anything special about Japanese here. The same
> happens for () brackets and English text.
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