Wednesday, May 05, 2004

One-Way Writing in Taiwan

Now in Taiwan official documents must be written from left to right only, not right to left or up to down.
Official Taiwanese documents can no longer be written from right to left or from top to bottom in a new law passed by the country's parliament.

All texts must now go from left to right, like western languages, although arts and literature are not affected.

A spokesman said it was necessary as the old method, in texts using numbers and English, "looked confusing".