Numeric group separators and Bidi

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at
Tue Jul 9 14:24:26 CDT 2019

> Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2019 20:59:15 +0200
> From: Philippe Verdy via Unicode <unicode at>
> I can't find a way to use narrow spaces instead of punctuation signs (dot or comma) for example in
> Arabic/Hebrew, for example to present tabular numeric data in a really language-neutral way. In Arabic/Hebrew
> we need to use punctuations as group separators because spaces don't work (not even the narrow
> non-breaking space U+202F used in French and recommended in ISO), but then these punctuation
> separators are interpreted differently (notably between French and English where the interpretation dot and
> comma are swapped)

Please show an example and describe how would you like it to look on
display.  I don't think I understand the use case(s).

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