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

Steffen Wolfrum mactex_aa at st.estfiles.de
Tue Feb 5 10:45:24 CET 2008

I am not sure if I got your point correctly:

Am 05.02.2008 um 01:48 schrieb Eric Jablow:

> 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.

In U+066A, ARABIC PERCENT SIGN the slash goes from bottom-left to top- 
So it is not mirrored ... or did you mean something different?


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