Different Bidirectional Character Types

Tex textexin at xencraft.com
Sun Jul 3 15:36:27 CDT 2022

I understood you meant the results. Perhaps we are seeing different results. Mine are consistent "555-2368”.
If you want I can send you screen shots.

Ah ok, I moved the number after the Arabic text in the search string and then the search flips the numbers around the hyphen.
For Hebrew ahead of the number it does not.


-----Original Message-----
From: Unicode [mailto:unicode-bounces at corp.unicode.org] On Behalf Of Andreas Prilop via Unicode
Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2022 10:52 PM
To: unicode at corp.unicode.org
Subject: Re: Different Bidirectional Character Types

On 2 July 2022, Tex wrote:

>> http://google.com/search?q=555-2368+%22%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%A7%D7%A4%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%93%22&filter=0
>> displays the number “555-2368”.
>> http://google.com/search?q=555-2368+%22%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%83%D9%81%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AF%22&filter=0
>> displays the number “2368-555”.
> On my windows system, using either chrome or firefox, both links display the same for me.

Sorry for the confusion.
Not the link itself, but the results, the found pages.
I search for “555-2368”.
With Hebrew letters, the display is “555-2368”.
With Arabic letters, the display is “2368-555”.
Look at the results.

And my other question

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

I write “1999-12-31”.
The display is “1999-12-31” with Persian digits.
The display is “31-12-1999” with Arabic-Indic digits.

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