Re: "Difficult Characters" draft

Jonathan Rosenne <Jonathan_Rosenne@compuserve.com> Sat, 03 May 1997 21:14 UTC

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Date: Sat, 3 May 1997 04:17:15 -0400
From: Jonathan Rosenne <Jonathan_Rosenne@compuserve.com>
Subject: Re: "Difficult Characters" draft
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, "Martin J. Duerst" <mduerst@ifi.unizh.ch>, URI mailing list <uri@bunyip.com>
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Unfortunately, although the common Hebrew user agents support typing these
strings and also store and process them correctly, they do not display them
in a reasonable manner.

Jonathan

Message text written by Larry Masinter
>> Other issues:
> The bidi issues for RLT languages in conjunction with
> normal punctuation used in and around identifiers. (Will
> the identifiers present themselves 'correctly' without
> these characters in all cases?)

When you type Hebrew and enter:

   "http://host.il/WERBEH/DROW"

(HEBREW WORD), might some typing software add direction markers
and some other typing software leave it out?

Larry
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