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September 28, 2003

Happy 5764!

שנה טובה ומתוקה לכל אורחי הblog הזה.

Posted by distler at September 28, 2003 8:34 AM

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Re: Happy 5764!

Shana Tova u’mevorechet, professor distler.

(btw, it won’t let me post hebrew comments)

Posted by: daniel on September 29, 2003 10:08 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Happy 5764!

“…it won’t let me post hebrew comments”

Alas, no.

The native charset for this blog is ISO-8859-1 (Western Europeen), which means you’d need to enter the Hebrew letters as numeric entitites.

Moreover, my comment filters don’t currently allow the dir and xml:lang attributes. On an otherwise English-language page, you’d want to mark up Hebrew text as

<p dir="rtl" xml:lang="he">...</p>

And, to be really multi-lingual, I’d also have to allow the <bdo> element, which allows you to intersperse dir="rtl" and dir="ltr" text.

I could change my comment filters, but that would not get around the “numeric entity” problem, which — I think — makes allowing hebrew comments impractical.

Posted by: Jacques Distler on September 30, 2003 8:31 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Happy 5764!

.הבנתי, תודה רבה

Posted by: daniel on October 1, 2003 3:06 AM | Permalink | Reply to this

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