Re: Is white racism nec. all bad?

Arun Gupta (
Sat, 22 Apr 1995 16:08:29 GMT

In article <3n6st9$>,
Frank Forman <> wrote:
>How intensively has this last question been investigated? And I'm
>curious about *when* this laterality showed up in the archeological
>records. You might be interested to know that I once spoke with a
>German (now dead) whose job it was to translate patents from English
>into German. He told me that both Arabs and Japanese wrote up their
>patents in English and that he quite frequently found that the diagrams
>would point to the left while the texts said right, and vice versa.

Don't know about Japanese, but Arabic is written right to left;
English is written left to right : confusion is natural.

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

-arun gupta