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Re: [emacs-bidi] Help bidi Emacs

From: Nadim Shaikli
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Help bidi Emacs
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 21:59:31 -0700 (PDT)

--- Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> wrote:
> Nadim Shaikli <address@hidden> writes:
> > I'm a bit lost - how does the 'emacs-bidi' tagged code in CVS differ
> > from the work TAKAHASHI Naoto[1] and Kenichi Handa had done ?  Have
> > all the efforts been unified now to what is in CVS (sure hope so).
> > Is there a unified emacs-bidi webpage (not sure if m17n's has been
> > updated of late).
> The work in the old emacs-bidi involved the following:
> (1) Reordering characters (bidi.el)
> (2) Caching re-ordered glyphs (bidi.c and xdisp.c)
> (3) Reversing a line orientation (xterm.c), i.e. set the
> beginning of line at the right edge of a window.
> In the CVS version,
> (1) Reordering and caching are replaced by Eli's new code.
> (2) Reversing a line orientation is not yet mereged in.
> I'll work on (2) soon, but for the moment, we must
> concentrate on making (1) work.

OK, I'll start "testing" when time allows for it, but I agree with
Ahmad.K's assessment on that it will take us, non-developers, 10x
(if not more) time to debug things and submit patches.  Maybe a 
more concentrated effort on listing what needs to be tested to
better guide the developers on what exactly needs to be fixed.

I'm not sure how best to pursue this, but if you and other from the
m17n effort are a bit taken aback on the actual debug (and I'm sure
I'm wrong on this, so forgive me if I am) I can only assume we'd be
completely floored and thus wanted to see how best we (arabeyes and
its members) can be put to use.


 - Nadim

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