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The tag can refer to both bidirectional text (such as Arabic and Hebrew), and to bidirectional relations in databases and data structures, which are supposed to be covered by the tag.

I'm not sure what to do with them. Both topics are reasonably common. I would probably make the existing tag a synonym of . What to do with ? It should probably a synonym, but I'm not sure for what.

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related to rtl - SO tag synonym proposal: [rtl] -> [right-to-left] –  gnat Nov 19 '12 at 13:22
    
If bidi isn't unambiguous, then you have to clean that up first before we get to tag cleanups. First things first (I poppa)... –  casperOne Nov 19 '12 at 14:23
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I'm not an expert on this, but from what I understand it's not really correct to say that RTL and bidi are the same thing. Arabic and Hebrew are RTL scripts, and bidi refers to mixing LTR with RTL. –  hammar Nov 19 '12 at 15:53
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@hammar, I do happen to be an expert on the subject of bidi and rtl, and I can say that this is the same topic. Arabic, Hebrew and all the other right-to-left languages are essentially bidirectional, because all texts in them are assumed to be mixing native letters with numbers and left-to-right quotations. –  Amir E. Aharoni Nov 19 '12 at 16:36
    
@AmirE.Aharoni: Ok. Thanks for clearing that up. Consider my objection withdrawn :) –  hammar Nov 19 '12 at 16:40
    
@casperOne, I looked at all the questions tagged as "bidi". Luckily, there are only 33 of them. They are all on the topic of RTL. –  Amir E. Aharoni Nov 19 '12 at 16:40
    
@AmirE.Aharoni Looking at the tag for "bidi", it means text going in both directions, while RTL is text going in one direction. I think that making these synonyms would be a bad thing. –  casperOne Nov 19 '12 at 16:43
    
@casperOne, see my reply to hammar above. –  Amir E. Aharoni Nov 19 '12 at 16:45
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