Reply to post: Re: Mac OS X didn’t support Right to Left (RTL) languages?

Steve Jobs, MS Office, Israel, and a basic feature Microsoft took 13 years to install

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Re: Mac OS X didn’t support Right to Left (RTL) languages?

"I've used MIXED RTL / LTR editing on VANILLA DOS"

Isn't the point here that like real old-fashioned UNIX, DOS just treats everything as a stream of bytes and everything else is done by the application? Whereas nowadays we have piles of layers on top of the OS before you get to most applications, so though you might write a program which simply worked with byte files, it won't be able to make use of OS/UI resources that everybody expects nowadays?

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