Dr. Seuss does Unicode, aka HOP on POP [DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING]

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2007/09/13 03:01 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2007/09/13/4889299.aspx


It is my pleasure to present a little Seussian free verse sample from typography lead program manager Simon Daniels:

 

 

A poem by Si, aged 37 ½

We like to hop
We like to pop
We like to hop and pop
We don’t take direction well
We don’t like Pop Directional
We do not like it at all
Go away!

:-)

Now of course the folks in typography do not have as much against this character as the poem might hint at, but there are others who do not like it so much.

Take HTML 4, for example, as discussed in the FAQ item Bidi formatting codes vs markup in (X) HTML, and Unicode as well (as that FAQ item mentions). The problem is mainly the mix of different methods of doing the same thing....

 

This post brought to you by U+202c, a.k.a. POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING)


# Cooler than u on 4 Mar 2008 4:44 PM:

I LUV THIS BOOK

JK i have 2 do a project on it and all u movie directors post a comment and let me no if u need me


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