Usageসম্পাদনা কৰক

The template returns, for an ISO script code, the direction rtl, ltr, mixed, <blank>.

Optionsসম্পাদনা কৰক

The output texts rtl, ltr, mixed, <blank> can be altered:

  • {{ISO 15924 direction|Mang|ltr=left-to-right|rtl=right-to-left|mixed=both directions|default=unknown}} → unknown
  • {{ISO 15924 direction|Zyyy|ltr=left-to-right|rtl=right-to-left|mixed=both directions|default=unknown}} → both directions

How is it determinedসম্পাদনা কৰক

The direction is determined as follows.

  • First, if a script is present in Unicode, Unicode Bidi-direction is derived for that Unicode script.

There are 94 scripts in Unicode (those ISO codes that have an alias). All regular scripts have a single "Strong" in Unicode direction. That is, all characters in a Unicode script that are "Strong", have the same directionality: either right-to-left (rtl) or left-to-right (ltr). Within a script there are no opposing directions present. There can be characters with "Weak" or "Neutral" direction (i.e., direction through context), but these do not alter other characters diretionality. One exception: script "Zyyy" conatains characters with either direction. Therefor, Zyyy has direction "mixed".

  • Second, all other scripts, that are not defined in Unicode, can have their direction set manually in this template.

How to add a script directionসম্পাদনা কৰক

The Unicode scripts are determined as of version 6.0, and should be complete & correct. That (upper) part of the list should not be changed unless for errors. An script directionality can be added:

 | <!--
end of Unicode-determined -->
 | Abcd
 | Defg = {{{ltr|ltr}}
 | Pqrs
 | Tuvw = {{{rtl|rtl}}
 | #default={{{default|}}}

The parameters as shown keep the output text option available.

Backgroundসম্পাদনা কৰক

For scripts in Unicode, the direction is determined as follows. Each character in a script (say Hebr) has a single property bidi-type. The value of that bidi-type is from a list, and its usage is described in the Unicode Bidi Algorithm (UAX#9).

The bidi-type can determine the direction, which can be a Strong, Neutral or Weak one. Strong directions are independent, like for the Latin alphabet A-Z. Neutral and Weak directions are dependent on context (think nearby other characters), and are used e.g. with decimals, diacritics and punctuation marks.

Within the character set of a script (e.g. Hebr=Hebrew script has 133 characters in Unicode), there are Strong characters, all are right-to-left. Other characters are Neutral, and so have not direction by their own. This is true for all (but one) scripts in Unicode: withingn a script, all Strong directions are the same.

From there this templates is build: All scripts in Unicode (but one exception, see below) have a single Strong direction. That direction is used here in this template. The exception is: Zyyy, Common, which is a collection of various characters that can be of either direction.

See alsoসম্পাদনা কৰক

General information on ISO 15924 templatesসম্পাদনা কৰক

Subtemplatesসম্পাদনা কৰক

ISO updatesসম্পাদনা কৰক

The ISO list is changed regularly, last years in June and December. Current list is completed ৯ আগষ্ট  ২০১১ (2011 -08-09) অনুসৰি. This list has 160 defined codes (code, number, script name).

Note: when resolving red links or wrong links, edit {{ISO 15924/wp-name}} or {{ISO 15924/wp-category}}. That is where the connection between ISO code and Wikipedia names is made.

Wikipedia updatesসম্পাদনা কৰক

We here at Wikipedia do not and can not decide over ISO 15924. End of story. What we can do is: provide good connections froman ISO code to a Wikipedia page, for example. Is what we do here:

Sourcesসম্পাদনা কৰক

See alsoসম্পাদনা কৰক

Referencesসম্পাদনা কৰক

<references>

  1. http://www.unicode.org/iso15924/iso15924-codes.html
  2. http://www.unicode.org/iso15924/iso15924-text.html(downloadable flat textfile)