Re: vim and Arabic/Farsi support

From: Ed Trager (
Date: Mon Dec 03 2007 - 09:18:42 CST

  • Next message: Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven: "Re: vim and Arabic/Farsi support"

    Hi, Jeroen,

     (1) Are you using vim with an RTL-capable terminal like mlterm?:


    (2) Are you using vim in a UTF-8 locale?

          ~> LANG=en_US.UTF-8 mlterm &

    Best - Ed Trager

    On Dec 3, 2007 4:58 AM, Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven
    <> wrote:
    > Are there by chance people on this list that use vim and happen to
    > type/display Arabic/Farsi texts with it?
    > Over the weekend I had to muck around with Farsi and for some reason what got
    > in the text (using utf-8) got displayed as final/stand-alone characters.
    > Displaying it using my browser showed proper interpretation of the first
    > letters of the word as ARABIC LETTER TEH (u062a) instead of the aforementioned
    > So I would love to find out if this is vim at fault or something else.
    > --
    > Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(-at-)> / asmodai
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