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2008-12-09

Unicode

Sean McGrath at ITworld – Unicode:

"Let us start by looking at four main variables in the space : language, country, culture and technology. Language. Let us take that one first. How hard can that be?

[…] Oh dear, when we hit the Middle East we hit languages that drive the wrong way on the page. Right to left! That changes essentially everything user-interface-related in most software. Further east we hit ideographics. The concept of a "letter" has just flew out of the occidental window. Not only that but the text is laid out top to bottom. What to do?"

(Via Sam Ruby.)

Tue, 09 Dec 2008 20:30:40 +0000