Tex Texin wrote:
> Hi,
> I am fleshing out a small page on bidi and I would like to list scripts and
> languages written in scripts that are bidi.
> I would appreciate your help in validating the information I have. I grabbed
> it from some other web pages and some of it seems specious or confused to me.
> For bidi scripts I have:

What is "bidi"?

> Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, Thaana
> For bidi languages I have:
> Adighe, Algerian Tribal, Arabic, Avesta, Baluchi, Berber, Dargwa,
> Farsi/Persian, Hausa, Hebrew, Ingush, Jawi/Javanese Kashmiri, Kazakh, Kurdish
> (Sorani), Kök Turki, Ladino, Landha, Maldivian, Manchu, Middle Mongolian,
> Morrocan Arabic, old Malay, Pashto, Sindhi, Sogdian, South Arabic, Swahili,
> Syriac, Tajik, Thaana, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, Yiddish.
> Is Thaana both a script and a language?
> Are some of the languages in fact scripts? (Jawi?)

Thaana is the script of the Divehi (Maldives) languages.

Jawi is a variety of Indonesian script.

> Should I replace the language Syriac with Assyrian and Neo-Aramaic? Others?

That depends entirely on what you mean.

> I saw Azerbaijani listed a RTL on one site. I thought it was written in latin
> and cyrillic. Is it every written in an RTL script?

Being a language of Islam, of course there was at one time an
Arabic-based script for it.

> I am hoping not to have to research each item individually.
> For this page, we really only need current languages, historic ones are not
> needed. Including historic ones is not a problem provided they are not
> controversial or add ambiguity or confusion of any sort. IE If you can point
> out the ones that might be confusing or unnecessary that will help.
> As some languages are written in multiple scripts, I am considering
> identifying language-script pairs rather than just listing languages.
> Comments, as to whether that is better approach? (e.g. Yiddish-hebrew vs.
> Yiddish-latin)

Well, now, I suppose that depends on what "bidi" means. Where is Yiddish
written with a roman alphabet?
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...