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bug#11700: 24.1.50; Bad interaction between BiDi and org-tables


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#11700: 24.1.50; Bad interaction between BiDi and org-tables
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:10:22 +0300

> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:26:35 +0300
> From: Dov Grobgeld <address@hidden>
> 
> Imagine you have a buffer with the following logical contents (using the
> convention that capitals are RTL characters).
> 
> | abcdef | abc |
> | ABCDEF | ABC |
> 
> I would like this to be displayed as:
> 
> | abcdef | abc |
> | FEDCBA | CBA |
> 
> The problem is that I want to each column of the table to be isolated
> (with regards to bidi influence) from other columns in the table. (Of
> course we also want to choose the table direction, but that is a
> different and solvable issue.) If there is no such separation, which
> is the behaviour currently get in emacs HEAD, then the resulting
> rendered buffer is:
> 
> | abcdef | abc |
> | CBA | FEDCBA |
> 
> Is this even solvable in the current emacs bidi model?

Yes, it is.  The solution involves putting segment separators between
the table columns.  These could be TAB characters or a display
property whose value is (space . :width N) or (space . :align-to COL).

Org maintainers, please ask if you need help in fixing this.





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