[webkit-dev] whats bidi stand for?

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Sat Feb 2 15:09:48 PST 2008

That sounds like one vote for renaming that file.  "
BidirectionalTextLayout.cpp" :)
Or maybe BidirectionalWordSorting or similar.  Mitz and Hyatt are two of
very few to ever have hacked on that file.


On Sat, Feb 2, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Cameron McCormack <cam at mcc.id.au> wrote:

> 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:
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bi-directional_text
> --
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