Questions on the Unicode BiDirectional (BIDI) Algorithm

Doug Ewell doug at
Sun Jul 6 12:31:27 CDT 2014

William Blackwood <wblackwo at tampabay dot rr dot com> wrote:

> Can anyone provide me an actively resolving example of a .com domain
> name that demonstrates employment of the Unicode BIDI algorithm?
> Specifically, I am looking for realized/resolving examples of an
> Arabic number (AN) and character-containing domain name, (such as
> مصر.com), but that which employs the BIDI algorithm to change an
> Arabic 1, to a European number (EN) 1? (E.g. مص١ر.com), or (مص1ر.com).
> The BIDI algorithm should be changing either the AN or EN, or vise-
> versa; or has Verisign not yet incorporated the BIDI algorithm into
> its registry?

I would never expect application of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm 
to change an Arabic digit like ١ into a European digit like 1.

Doug Ewell | Thornton, CO, USA | @DougEwell 

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