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[emacs-bidi] Re: Arabic support

From: David Kastrup
Subject: [emacs-bidi] Re: Arabic support
Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 12:18:11 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Kenichi Handa <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
>> Date: Fri, 03 Sep 2010 10:00:02 +0900
>> > If so, auto-composition-mode cannot be turned off for scripts that
>> > need this kind of "grouped shaping" without degrading the presentation
>> > of these scripts to the point of illegibility?
>> Yes.  And auto-composition-mode cannot be turned off for any
>> scripts that it is not enough to display glyphs
>> corresponding to characters; they are all Indics, some East
>> Asians, Arabic, Hebrew, etc.
> Are you sure Hebrew belongs to this list?  What Hebrew characters need
> to be shaped together, but still displayed as separate glyphs (as
> opposed to the diacriticals which are composed into the same glyph
> with the base character)?

I'd think that the letter combinations tsvey vovn וו and tsvey yudn יי
(in Yiddish likely represented with their own characters װ and ײ, also
of interest ױ) might call for common shaping in more sophisticated

But I have no actual clue.

David Kastrup

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