Boustrophedon

_images_writing_direction_bstpdn.gifWhile researching writing directions for a project at work, I found a site, Omniglot.com, that discusses the various writing directions. We are all aware of left-to-right, the standard for western languages. In the middle east, you will find right-to-left languages like Hebrew and Arabic. In mongolia, and a few other place, you can find vertical scripts, that read either left-to-right or right-to-left but top to bottom. However, I learned of a new one to me, Boustrophedon. Boustrophedon starts right-to-left then goes left-to-right and then alternates that on every line. What an interesting way to write. That would, however, create some large challenges for computer-based writing.

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