Le jeudi 02 décembre 2010 à 11:41 -0500, Alexander Belopolsky a écrit :
Note that my point is not to find the correct answer here, but to demonstrate that we as a group don't have the expertise to get parsing of Arabic text right.
I don't understand why you think Arabic or Hebrew text is any different from Western text. Surely right-to-left isn't more conceptually complicated than left-to-right, is it?
The fact that mixed rtl + ltr can render bizarrely or is awkward to cut and paste is quite off-topic for our discussion.
If we've got it right for Arabic, it is by chance and not by design. This still leaves us with 41 other types of digits for at least 30 different languages.
So why do you trust the Unicode standard on other things and not on this one?