Different Bidirectional Character Types

Tex textexin at xencraft.com
Sat Jul 2 16:02:31 CDT 2022

On my windows system, using either chrome or firefox, both links display the same for me.
What setup are you using Andreas?

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From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at corp.unicode.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Prilop via Unicode
Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2022 4:22 AM
To: unicode at corp.unicode.org
Subject: Re: Different Bidirectional Character Types

On 2 July 2022, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

> I think a simpler answer is that Arabic letters (bidi class AL) in
> some cases make European Numbers (EN) behave like Arabic Numbers (AN);
> see rule W2 of UAX#9. And Arabic Numbers then affect how other "weak"
> characters are reordered, see W6.

My question was: Why?

displays the number “555-2368”.

displays the number “2368-555”.

Why this difference?

And why are Arabic-Indic digits (U+0660 …) and Persian digits (U+06F0 …)
treated differently?

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