[webkit-dev] whats bidi stand for?

Cameron McCormack cam at mcc.id.au
Sat Feb 2 01:02:10 PST 2008

Hi Bin.

Bin Chen:
> I am reading the source code of webkit right now, I find a file name
> like bidi, I can't know the exact meaning, can you tell me whats this
> stand for?

“Bidi” is an abbreviation for “bidirectional text”, and refers to blocks
of text that use both left-to-right and right-to-left scripts (e.g. a
paragraph with English text that also includes some Arabic text).  See:


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