Re: Caret

From: Khaled Hosny <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:27:56 +0200

On Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 09:35:03PM +0100, Philippe Verdy wrote:
> I understand then. You have a single logical position (in encoded plain text),
> that maps to two visual positions which may be considered AFTER depending on
> the direction properties of the character that you *may* type.
> A single vertical line assumes however that you'll type a character which will
> use the SAME direction as the character BEFORE the insertion point.
> This case remains very infrequent: it is extremely rare to start typing text in
> the middle between RTL and LTR text. Usually typing occurs at end of a
> paragraph, and most paragraphs use a single direction and when you have to
> insert new text in the middle of a paragraph, this is extremely rarely between
> a visual-LTR sequence and a viual RTL sequence (I think the most frequent case
> will occur between digits and letters/symbols, in cases like currency amounts
> or measurements).

I’m not sure from where you are getting your statistics, but I’ve to
deal with all those “rare” and “extremely rare” situations all the day.

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