Different Bidirectional Character Types

Eli Zaretskii eliz at gnu.org
Sun Jul 3 00:04:17 CDT 2022

> Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2022 21:46:52 +0200
> Cc: unicode at corp.unicode.org
> From: Hans Åberg via Unicode <unicode at corp.unicode.org>
> > For numbers, using natural language, you don't mean LTR, but 'with the
> > most significant digit on the left'.
> I asked some Arab speaking how they think about it when writing numbers, and they said they indeed think about it as writing LTR, and not RTL with changed endianness. In a file with RTL/LTR markers, by this, the digits get the same order. I assumed this is how Unicode represents it, but it would be nice with clarification.

I thin UAX#9 clarifies it perfectly: numbers are displayed in LTR

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