boustrophedon

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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    In preparation for our upcoming trip to Sicily(which is most likely the closest I'll ever come to the Phoenician city states or Carthage):
    I've been researching Phoenician script,during which,it occurred to me that:
    I've never found a boustrophedonic typewriter. Could you get a computer to do that?

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    My beloved spouse's mother's(jet black hair and blue eyes) family is from the western mountains of that island(which may account for my son's small percentage of Semitic DNA.
    ergo, my sudden interest in Phoenicians.
     
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  3. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I googled "boustrophedon font", not expecting to find anything, but I did.
     
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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    I came across this word a few years ago when visiting la Sainte Chapelle in Paris, where the images in the stained glass windows progress in this manner. Literally ox-turning, from how a field is ploughed, I gather.

    Cool word.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Quite easily.

    At my last job, I was responsible for implementing translations of about 15 languages. Several of them are right to left.
    There is quite a bit of software support for this.
    But man it is hard to wrap your head around cursoring (cursing?) through LtoR text and RtoL text in the same line!
     
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  8. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Derail: When you go to Sicily, visit the town of Corleone. And take the ski lift up Mt. Etna. The view is awesome. Taromina has great restaurants.
     
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