He looked thoughtful and grave- but the orders he gave Were enough to bewilder the crew. When he cried `Steer to starboard, but keep her head larboard! What on earth was the helmsman to do? The Hunting of the Snark Lewis Carroll Bi-Directional text. That is a section of text which contains both left-to-right and right-to-left scripts. English text quoting Arabic, for example. Things get even more complex with nested quotations. The Unicode standard contains an algorithm for laying out Bidi text. See also: Boustrophedon.
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