mildly OT from bidi - curious email
Julian Bradfield via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Wed Feb 6 08:30:24 CST 2019
The current bidi discussion prompts me to post a curiosity I received
I ordered something from a (UK) company, and the payment receipt came
via Stripe. So far, so common. The curious thing is that the (entirely
ASCII) company name was enclosed in a left-to-right direction, thus:
Subject: Your <LRE>Aaaaaaa Ltd<POP> receipt [#nnnn-nnnn]
where <LRE> and <POP> are the bidi control characters.
I don't think I've seen this before - I wonder why it happened?
Also today I got an otherwise ASCII message where every paragraph
started with BOM (or ZWNBSP as my font prefers to call it). I see from
the web that people used to do this - anybody know what the most
common software packages that do it are?
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