Text direction (was: Is white racism nec. all bad?)

23 Apr 1995 21:13:25 GMT

Arun Gupta (gupta@mrspock.mt.att.com) wrote:

: I think many ancients wrote lines alternating left to right and right
: to left.

: -arun gupta

The ancient Greeks wrote Greek in that fashion; and of course they had a
word for it: boustrophedon, meaning "as the ox plows."

I hardly EVER can work that into the conversation. Thanks, Arun.

(Follow-up cross-postings drastically pruned).

David Wasserman (davidwss@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca)
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