Bidi standart

Noah Levitt nlevitt at
Wed Mar 10 18:13:53 EET 2004

A bidi standard falls under this statement of purpose:
“Project UTF-8’s purpose is to document and promote proper
Unicode support (particularly UTF-8 support) in free and
Open Source software.”

I think it’s a good idea to work on a standard before or
while working on the gtk+ implementation, especially since
it sounds like it may be difficult to make the gtk+
implementation exactly right. Qt, Mozilla, OO.o developers
I’m sure will be happier to contribute to and follow the
standard if they see it as a collaborative project to
describe ideal behavior rather than simply a description of

In fact I wonder if it might be better to hack on something
simpler, like Yudit, to implement and test the standard.
You’re not likely to get commit permission for gtk+ until
Owen is convinced the implemented behavior is correct, and a
tested standard would obviously help.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2004 at  2:44:14 -0500, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> I'm not quite sure that it overlaps with the Project UTF-8.
> Traditionally the mailing list for such discussion has been the
> Hebrew people's ivrix list.  Right now there is a thread on
> gtk-i18n-list too.   I like the idea of running a bidi working
> group on fd.o, but I'm agains writing specs before really testing
> them [in gtk+].
> behdad
> On Sun, 7 Mar 2004, Noah Levitt wrote:
> > Project UTF-8 is indeed an appropriate place to host this
> > standard. Ely, if you find this acceptable, please join the

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