Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Aleph-null bleg

I am trying to write א-null in HTML, with a zero subscript, but...

It seems that the right-to-left convention for Hebrew writing somehow overrides the actual order in which I type the HTML code, and the zero subscript appears on the web page before the aleph.

Does anyone have any idea how to get this ordered properly?

8 comments:

  1. I think you need to set the CSS direction and unicode-bidi attributes of the text the Hebrew letter appears in, but I haven't dealt with this myself.

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  2. You’re using the wrong aleph. Use the mathematical character: ℵ.

    Subscript zero is ₀. Hence ℵ₀.

    For completeness, you would enclose the string in span dir="ltr" (obviously using angle brackets, which might or might not render here even if escaped, so I’m not going to bother).

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    1. Thanks! But I don't understand once I have the math char why I'd need the span.

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  3. Use "ℵ" (which is the math symbol) rather than "א" (which is the Hebrew letter).

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  4. Remove spaces from
    א ‎& l r m ;

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    1. Thanks, but using the math aleph is more straightforward.

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  5. To infinity and beyond!

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