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سرویس Webdav GET /scripts/nsiislog.dll صورت گرفتند . ...
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I found that googlism while looking for what particular Microsoft worm was responsible for querying "GET /scripts/nsiislog.dll", and wondered - how, if you can read both languages involved, do you read that line? Have current Arabic languages accepted a left-to-right reading order when mixed with English like this, akin to the now common left-to-right layout of Japanese text? I hope so, else reading one word r-l followed by a few l-r, then r-l would seem a teensy bit jarring..

Yes, I'm easily puzzled. ^_^
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unlike the Japanese and the Greeks, the Arabs and Israelis refuse to switch their writing direction to match worldwide standards.  Formatting mixed Semitic text is terribly complicated and no solution so far proposed is entirely satisfactory.  Unicode offers their least-bad approach.  Basically, you divide paragraphs into RTL (right-to-left) paragraphs and LTR paragraphs, based on which way the majority of the text in that paragraph goes.  Then you insert local "wrong-way" regions within the paragraph for text in the other language.  Really awful stuff happens if a line-break occurs within the wrong-way region.  Counter-intuitive stuff happens if you use the left- and right-arrow keys to move the cursor through a wrong-way region.

I've worked on several Arabic-bilingual products where no matter what I did, the QA department would always send back a bug report saying that the arrow keys didn't work right.  There is no "best" answer.