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Re: bidi looks bad (Re: writing mails in Arabic)

Please vote for this bug in Open Office:
called 'Direction of weak characters: A new method for dealing with text
direction without using keyboard layout'.

And can someone figure out if the new Unicode 4.0.1
http://www.unicode.org/versions/Unicode4.0.1/ has anything about that as they
seem to indicate in the end of the bug report?

> dont you think that bidi reordered text, looks a little
> ugly ? notice the smiley in the second line above, it should
> be at the end of the line, which is the left side, not the right
> side. i know that its a weak type, and that if you follow it
> with another arabic or one of the RLE, RLO chars it will be
> properly positioned, but shouldnt the bidi algorithm be more
> helpful ?
> my IRC chats really look ugly, because all the punctuation is put
> on the wrong side, and a lot of stuff looks weird, anyone else
> notice that ??
> btw, im not saying programs dont follow the Algorithm, im saying
> that i dont like the algorithm's output

The story:

I am really interested. I have submitted a bug report some time before to open
office about that. http://qa.openoffice.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=14590 and
they said it is the algorithm. I actually did mention it in developer before.

The bug was evaluated as a duplicate of the bug mentioned above.

Muhammad Alkarouri

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