Friday, May 31, 2024

New Event on June 25 - Webinar on Bidirectional Text (Part 1): The Basics of Bidi

Registration is Now Open!

A number of scripts, such as Hebrew, Arabic and Urdu, write their letters horizontally on a page or screen, running right to left. A complication for these scripts is that other characters, such as digits, flow left-to-right, and can occur on the same line, or even alongside other left-to-right text, such as Latin. Text that handles both right-to-left and left-to-right text is called “bidirectional” text (“bidi” in short).

How to handle bidi text on browsers and in other software is challenging for both general users and implementers. This webinar will describe the basics with examples. It will be followed by a live question-and-answer period. A more in-depth question and answer session will take place August 13, 2024.

Who? If you are a translator/localizers, localization tooling maker, I18n infrastructure developer, linguist and language researcher, application developer, or a content author, you will want to join us for this webinar. Bring your questions to the people involved for the live Q&A.

When? Tuesday, 25 June 2024 starting at 8am (San Francisco), 11am (New York), and 5pm (Berlin).

Registration is Open Now! Please note this session will also be recorded and available via the Unicode YouTube channel.

Getting Started with Bidirectional Text (Part 1): The Basics of Bidi

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