From: Andrew Dunbar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Apr 12 2003 - 10:29:16 EDT
--- Tomas Frydrych <email@example.com>
> Hi Alan,
> > > In order to provide bidi users with an easy way
> > > to override the Unicode bidi algorithm (and to
> > > fix bug 2742), I am going to implement support
> > > for the Unicode direction markers (LRM and
> > What does msword or wordperfect use for this
> > feature (if at all)?
> I do not think that Word provides any such a thing,
> but then Word does not use the Unicode bidi
> algorithm; it makes all neutral characters strong by
> using the langauge associated with present keyboard
> layout as implicit override, which eliminates the
> need for these markers.
What do you mean by weak vs. strong characters?
Do you mean to say there is more than one way that
files can save a "(" character depending on its
directionality and/or strength?
Can you tell me how they are saved in a .doc file
roughly and an RTF file which is also 100% round-
trippable AFAIK in MS Word.
In fact I wonder if you could attach sample documents
here? I'd do it myself but can't with this current
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