Encyclopedia > BiDi

  Article Content

Bidirectional script support

Redirected from BiDi

Bidirectional script support is the capability of a computer system to correctly display bi-directional text. The term is often shortened to the jargon term BiDi.

Early computer installations were designed only to support a single writing system, typically for the Latin alphabet only. Adding new character sets and character encodings enabled a number of other left-to-right scripts to be supported, but did not easily support right-to-left scripts such as Arabic or Hebrew, and mixing the two was not practical.

With bidirectional script support, it is possible to mix scripts from different languages on the same page, regardless of writing direction. In particular, Unicode provides complete BiDi support, with detailed rules as to how mixtures of left-to-right and right-to-left languages are to be encoded and displayed.

External links

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Battle Creek, Michigan

... and the movie of the same name. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 53,364. Geography According to the United States Census Bureau, the ...

This page was created in 31.2 ms