RE: Unicode complaints

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Thu Mar 15 2001 - 17:23:47 EST

On Thu, 15 Mar 2001 wrote:

> >The problem you mention, is because the Unicode bidi is used for data
> >entry,
> Could you please explain a bit more of what that means. I'm not sure what
> this is referring to, and I'm curious.

My previous post should have explained things a bit. The bidi users get
annoyed when their text cursor jumps this way and that way. They cannot
understand why a single visual place on the screen may correspond to two
different logical places. They cannot stand it when they put the cursor
somewhere, type a character, and the character appears somewhere else.

Unicode bidi should be good for editing when one only types characters,
without pressing the backspace or moving the cursor, but not when she is
doing more.

Many developers overuse the Unicode bidi to do that, I believe, and that's
the reason behind the blames.


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