Talk:1137: RTL

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There's a typo in the comic - hte should be eht for "the" spelled backwards -jars99

Unless you consider "th" a single character, which by the way makes a lot of sense as it is derived from old-english "eth". -- (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
Unless you further consider that "they" doesn't share that in the comic, making it internally inconsistent. 11:40, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Acutally, unicode 202e doesn't "flip proceeding text back-to-front", it overrides the direction, setting it to "right-to-left" for the following text. It's back-to-front for most of us like "left-to-right" is to other writing systems. I know it's nitpicking, but xkcd readers should appreciate the symmetry. BKA (talk) 07:23, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

I don't see the reversed title. My window manager is not UTF-8 compatible, so when a window title is set to string containing UTF-8 characters, it doesn't change. This brings the question if it really is a browser problem or if the browsers behave as expected and the window manager is at fault. -- 09:17, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

It's not a problem per sec. Browsers that get the reversed title are processing the UTF symbol correctly, there's no bug there. And the window manager has no bearing on the title text except for maybe font. Davidy22(talk) 09:32, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Well its the window manager that renders the window title, but it is composed by the Browser. I think that the browser should insert an appropriate number of U+202c characters, in this case it should be "xkcd: [U+202e]LTR[U+202c] - Mozilla Firefox". That would render as xkcd: RTL - Mozilla Firefox". By the way, the tab caption in Firefox is "xkcd: LTR". In Chromium and Opera it is shown correctly as "xkcd: RTL". (talk) 09:47, 21 November 2012 (UTC)