== Replace textDirection property with recommendation for including
control characters in the text ==
The `textDirection` property is an unproven theoretical solution to
setting the base text direction. My understanding is it was added to
this spec before it had any real implementation experience.
Currently, there are solutions in Unicode string encoding itself that
can accomplish setting the base text direction. Using the existing
Unicode solution has the added benefit of being supported by many
systems without them doing any extra work. There is a great article by
the i18n group that covers a handful of control characters and
describes how to use them to set the base text direction:
My recommendation for the annotation spec is to drop the
`textDirection` property and instead include a recommendation to use
the appropriate control characters as necessary.