ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed

Direction attributes needed

State:
CLOSED
Product:
woff
Raised by:
Richard Ishida
Opened on:
2010-12-15
Description:
6.2.1 Extended Metadata Block
http://www.w3.org/TR/WOFF/#Metadata

WG Reviewed: Yes

It should be possible to use markup to set the base direction of any element in order to enable correct display of bidirectional text. We suggest a dir attribute with the values rtl and ltr as a minimum. (Additional rlo and lro values may also be useful if it is felt that such things as lists of characters are likely to appear in the text and control is needed to override the Unicode Bidi Algorithm).

The base direction should apply to text in contained elements (so you could have dir="rtl" on a text element that is inherited by paragraph elements without need for extra markup.

In longer pieces of text, such as the description element, it is usually also useful to have a span element, to which a direction attribute can be attached if the base direction needs to be different from the surrounding context. (see our other comment about span)
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Related emails:
  1. Review of tracker issues for best practices (from addison@lab126.com on 2015-03-25)
  2. Re: Update on I18n-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-06-02)
  3. Update on I18n-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed (from chris@w3.org on 2011-06-01)
  4. Re: I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF] (from ishida@w3.org on 2011-04-14)
  5. Re: I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF] (from chris@w3.org on 2011-01-13)
  6. Re: I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF] (from kennyluck@w3.org on 2011-01-13)
  7. Re: I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF] (from chris@w3.org on 2011-01-12)
  8. I18N-ISSUE-8: Direction attributes needed [WOFF] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2010-12-15)

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Current status:

Proposal to adopt from Chris Lilley. Awaiting further info.

Richard Ishida, 14 Apr 2011, 17:29:57

Mail sent to confirm we are happy.

Richard Ishida, 2 Jun 2011, 09:04:22

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