Re: Caret

From: Philippe Verdy <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:19:40 +0100

Carets in bidirectional texts CAN be oriented (meaning that they are not
necessarily BETWEEN characters, but possibly BEFORE and/or AFTER them).

Have you seen how the caret behaves in Java applications ? It shows an
extra triangular arrow head, oriented to the left or right, and connected
to the top of the vertical line. And it is then really appearing NEARBY the
character it designates in the indicated direction.

For more complex scripts, the form of the caret could be more complex (if
we could position within an Hangul syllabic square, it would have to take
the form of a corner indicating where in the composition square is the
previous character, the corner being at the position where the syllable
will be modified by the insertion of an additional character.

Carets are not necessarily a simple line or block.

2012/11/12 QSJN 4 UKR <>

> I have a little advise for the text editor designers. I think i am
> either the stupidest or the smartest man in the universe if i write it
> :(
> A caret is a flashing line, block, or other picture in the client area
> of a window, it indicates the place (between two characters) at which
> text will be inserted (or the edge of the text to be selected or
> deleted). What does it mean? Between? There is no "between" in the
> bidirectional text, the previous and the next character are not
> necessary nearby!
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