Re: UTF-8 Editors? (Was XML and tags)

From: Jungshik Shin (
Date: Sat Feb 22 2003 - 18:41:09 EST

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    On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Roozbeh Pournader wrote:

    > On Sat, 22 Feb 2003, Edward H Trager wrote:
    > > It turns out that the version of vim that I have does indeed work under
    > > xterm for an assortment of LTR languages (Indian languages not tested),

      It wouldn't work for Indic scripts because xterm does not support
    Indic scripts (although it supports Thai). It's not even clear what
    VT100/220 terminal emulators should do for them.

    > > but not Arabic (the only RTL language tested)
    > Arabic is not in vim yet. They are putting it in now that we're talking,
    > and there have been a lot of discussions on something called 'cream' that
    > is a vim distribution that has included the Arabic patch.

      You meant a standalone-gui vim (e.g. gvim) as opposed to vim running
    inside a terminal emulator, didn't you? Without RTL
    scripts supported by the term. emulatore it's running under, I presume
    that it'd be very hard to support Arabic in vim. BTW, there's a port of
    gui-based vim to gtk2(and pango) which reportedly supports RTL scripts
    See The latest patch
    is not the one linked there but you shuold get it at

       Jungshik Shin

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