Re: Jumping Cursor. Was: Right-to-Left Punctuation Problem

From: David Starner (
Date: Tue Aug 02 2005 - 00:17:29 CDT

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    On 8/1/05, Gregg Reynolds <> wrote:
    > RTL display
    > and contextual shaping are relatively trivial. Bidi algorithmics are
    > not.

    Really? It seems like a pretty simple algorithm to me. In fact, a
    three or four page well-defined algorithm isn't that big a deal.
    There's freebidi (and ICU?) if you want to use someone else's code.

    > Ask yourself, why does Emacs not yet support Arabic et al.?

    Because Emacs decided to i18n by using ISO-2022 and took a long time
    to get around to accepting Unicode even in conjunction with ISO-2022,
    and there's no programmers specifically concerned with Arabic working
    on it.

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