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Reversing lines of Hebrew text that are in mirror script?

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:45 am
by DFH
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:

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:58 pm
by DataMystic Support
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.

Please update the help file accordingly

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:03 pm
by DFH
Dear Simon,

Please update the help file accordingly. Thanks.

Best regards,
David Haslam

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 11:41 am
by DataMystic Support
Done :-)