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Re: [docbook-apps] RTL in markup/docbook/??

On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 10:47:58AM +0200, Markus Schtz wrote:
> Hi Mohammed,
> there are several ways to turn your flow of text into the "right direction".
> (1) With HTML, the most effective one seems to use the BDO element (an 
> inliner) and the DIR attribute to specifiy the text direction. For 
> example, use:

> [..]

I think I did not make myself clear. The problem is not with HTML
itself. HTML has semi-adquate support for RTL languages. The problem is
how to convey this information through DocBook so when Jade for example,
processes the XML file it knows to produce those HTML codes.

Where is this 'missing link'? Is it something that should be within
DocBook's XSL? Is it something that should be in Jade to auto-detect
language, is it something that should be an argument for Jade? Is it
something that no one should care about and we have to post-process the
output and insert those tags (like we used to do before the CSS idea,
which is not turning out to be a bad idea in itself).

I am not looking for temporary fixes. I want a permanent solution that
is not difficult or complicated to implement (relative to setting up the
whole docbook/xml or even tex).

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