UAX #9: applicability of higher-level protocols to bidi plaintext

Shai Berger via Unicode unicode at
Tue Jul 10 11:40:59 CDT 2018

Hello Philippe,

On Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:37:56 +0200
Philippe Verdy via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> A plain text editor should not have a default strong LTR default, it
> should have a weak undetermined direction,

I agree -- but the UTC does not, according to the last entry in I would like to convince them
otherwise, or to be shown why my position is wrong.


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