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Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 02:17:29 -0400

> Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:55:16 +0200 (CEST)
> Cc: address@hidden
> From: Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden>
> I've just compiled Emacs from the bzr sources (revision 105365), using
> mew as the mailing program.  Starting with this new default, scrolling
> in mew's trash mail summary buffer (which contains a lot of Arabic
> spam; in total, it has about 18000 lines currently) works extremely
> bad -- this is on my GNU/Linux box with an i686 chip yielding 3325
> BogoMIPS.  I'm very sorry, but for me the current behaviour is
> completely unacceptable.
> With bidi-dislay-reordering set to `nil', holding the the up or down
> cursor keys pressed causes a smooth scrolling, either forwards or
> backwards.  Setting it to `t', there is no smooth scrolling any more.
> Instead, the cursor jumps, with large delays, to its final position.

If you set bidi-paragraph-direction to 'left-to-right in that buffer,
does the problem go away?

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