Re: fo:bidi-override - is it necessary?
[Steve Schafer] > What functionality, if any, does fo:bidi-override offer that isn't > already provided? It's markup instead of what are essentially formatting codes. <sentence xml:lang="en">For instance, if you have a short phrase in <phrase xml:lang="he">Hebrew</phrase>, you can format it without embedding the Unicode bidi-override characters.</sentence>. Yes, in this particular example the Unicode algorithm is sufficient, but that's not always the case. And you *could* generate the bidi- override characters in the transformation into FOs, but it's clearer to use markup rather than cryptic hexcodes or entities. For a good explanation, see RFC 2040, Internationalization of HTML, which did the same thing: <URL:http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2070.txt>, section 4.2. -Chris -- <!NOTATION SGML.Geek PUBLIC "-//Anonymous//NOTATION SGML Geek//EN"> <!ENTITY crism PUBLIC "-//O'Reilly//NONSGML Christopher R. Maden//EN" "<URL>http://www.oreilly.com/people/staff/crism/ <TEL>+1.617.499.7487 <USMAIL>90 Sherman Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA" NDATA SGML.Geek> XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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