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bug#9219: 24.0.50; bidi switches to R-to-L when I don't want it to


From: Florian Beck
Subject: bug#9219: 24.0.50; bidi switches to R-to-L when I don't want it to
Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 22:49:14 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Florian Beck <address@hidden>
>> Cc: Florian Beck <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 20:50:00 +0200
>> 
>>  abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcdA
>>  abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd ab|cd
>>   abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>>                                           abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>> 
>> <up>
>> M-x (beginning-of-visual-line)
>> C-x 8 <ret> LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK <ret>
>> 
>> And now I have:
>> 
>> A|Mabcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>> abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>> abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>> abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd abcd
>
> Sorry, still no dice...

Sigh. The only thing I omitted was

(setq cursor-type 'bar)

Turns out that is essential.

I did check the recipe, but I didn't restart emacs. Sorry for the
confusion (but the cursor movement in rtl paragraphs confuses me, too).

>
> Tell me, before you insert the LRM, what does "C-x =" say about the
> position of point?

Char: א (1488, #o2720, #x5d0, file ...) point=1 of 391 (0%) column=0

-- 
Florian Beck





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