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Re: Hebrew word correction in "HELLO" file


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Hebrew word correction in "HELLO" file
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2003 06:31:19 +0200

> From: address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 16:51:37 -0700
> 
> The Hebrew word for 'hello', often transliterated as 'shalom', was
> written with the characters in the order progressing from left-to-right,
> instead of right-to-left ( as is the case with many semitic languages ).

It's not a bug in HELLO, it's a ``bug'' (actually, a lack of an
important feature) in Emacs itself: it doesn't support bidirectional
editing yet.  When it does, a logical-order Hebrew and Arabic text
will be converted to a visual-order and displayed correctly, like you
and I expect.

So there's no need to ``fix'' the HELLO file.  We intentionally keep
the Hebrew and Arabic text in the logical order, to remind us that the
missing feature needs to be added.




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