[OS X TeX] %18 or 18% : incorrect placement of the percentage sign ?

Eric Jablow ejablow at cox.net
Tue Feb 5 01:48:11 CET 2008

On Feb 4, 2008, at 6:01 PM, David Watson wrote:

> I asked an Egyptian friend of mine in graduate school about this,  
> and his immediate response was that it should be placed on the left.  
> There may be some difference between Egyptian arabic and other forms  
> of arabic, but he didn't seem to make any distinction of such a  
> custom.

Is the percent sign mirrored too? I'm guessing that it is replaced  
with Unicode U+066A, ARABIC PERCENT SIGN.  See http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U0600.pdf 
.  Look at page 4 of that, marked as p. 50 in print.

Eric Jablow

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