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bug#9219: 24.0.50; bidi switches to R-to-L when I don't want it to


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#9219: 24.0.50; bidi switches to R-to-L when I don't want it to
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 22:16:22 +0300

> From: Florian Beck <address@hidden>
> Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 21:06:36 +0200
> 
> Occasinally I use א (x5d0) at the beginning of a paragraph (as a marker
> for some quite but not completly unrelated thought, cf. Agamben).
> 
> This makes emacs display the buffer aligned to the right (correctly, as
> for the docstring of `bidi-paragraph-direction'), which is not what I want.

What _do_ you want?

> There are various workarounds (setting above variable, disabling bidi
> reordering, using ℵ (ALEF SYMBOL x2135) or giving up that marking
> scheme)

There's one other method: Precede the א with a special character LRM
(C-x 8 RET LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK RET).  This will make the paragraph
left-to-right, but only that one paragraph.  It's in the manual.  Does
this do what you want, by any chance?

> but there should be a way to indicate the direction of a specific
> paragraph, shouldn't there?

If by "indicate" you mean tell Emacs that this single paragraph has a
certain direction, then using LRM resp RLM is that way.






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