BBC’s Richard Sambrook has a post in the comments at Rebecca McKinnon’s blog that caught my attention big-time. He describes talking to an engineer at the BBC who points out that RSS is currently better suited to displaying text in Latinate languages–viz–
“The issue is RSS does not have a way to display right to left languages correctly and is not very compatible with non Latin languages. I believe it just was not thought about deeply by the people and development effort behind RSS.

This slows down the growth of non Latin RSS adoption. We need to develop multiple language RSS and hopefully redefine standards and approaches.”

What do others have to say about this?
It it an issue? A perceived issue?
I’d like to learn more.

BBC’s Richard Sambrook has a post in the comments at Rebecca McKinnon’s blog that caught my attention big-time. He describes talking to an engineer at the BBC who points out that RSS is currently better suited to displaying text in Latinate languages–viz–
“The issue is RSS does not have a way to display right to left languages correctly and is not very compatible with non Latin languages. I believe it just was not thought about deeply by the people and development effort behind RSS.

This slows down the growth of non Latin RSS adoption. We need to develop multiple language RSS and hopefully redefine standards and approaches.”

What do others have to say about this?
It it an issue? A perceived issue?
I’d like to learn more.