Reversing lines of Hebrew text that are in mirror script?

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Reversing lines of Hebrew text that are in mirror script?

Postby DFH » Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:45 am

The contextual help for the special filter Reverse each line includes as a possible application, "reversing lines of Hebrew text that are in mirror script".

Question: Is this really true?

Surely this would not work if the Hebrew text was encoded in Unicode? cf. The filter seems to work only at the byte level.
It doesn't appear to be an implementation of the bidi algorithm!

What was intended by this suggested application?

Other languages are written RTL, such as Arabic and Farsi. Can the Reverse each line filter be of any practical use for these?

Or was this just a mistaken idea in the help file? i.e. a pipe dream [pun intended] :wink:

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Postby DataMystic Support » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:58 pm

At the time that part of the help file was written, a user suggested that as a possible usage. It may have been true prior to Unicode with the single-byte encoding of Hebrew. It certainly doesn't apply to Unicode text.
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Please update the help file accordingly

Postby DFH » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:03 pm

Dear Simon,

Please update the help file accordingly. Thanks.

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Postby DataMystic Support » Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:41 am

Done :-)
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