Indication of the direction of script (e.g. right-to-left)

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Traditional typographic representation

Regular Expression Test

EpiDoc Encoding

  1. <lb rend="right-to-left" />abc<lb />
  2. <lb rend="left-to-right" />def<lb />

EpiDoc appearance with standard XSLT

  1. 0abc ←

  2. 0def →


  1. As each line in an EpiDoc encoded inscription begins with an <lb/>, attributes on this tag can be understood to refer to the content of that line, i.e. all text before the following <lb/>.
  2. In the case of most inscriptions, left-to-right aligned text does not need to be flagged, as it is the default direction. One might need to use a rend attribute as in example 2, above, in the case of boustrophedon text, for instance.
  3. Other values of the rend attribute can be created in the case of texts written vertically, in a circle or spiral, or otherwise unusually.

Responsibility for this section

CVS Information

Revision number: $Revision: 1.3 $

Revision name (if any): $Name: r-4-beta-1 $

Revision date: $Date: 2006/04/18 21:12:51 $

Revision committed by: $Author: paregorios $