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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: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 22:26:41 +0300

> From: Florian Beck <address@hidden>
> Cc: Florian Beck <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
> Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 21:04:21 +0200
> 
> > So I think you only _think_ you have the LRM character between the
> > aleph and the following a, because the bar cursor makes a small
> > movement when you move from aleph to the a, but is shown between aleph
> > and a in both positions.
> 
> Yet <right> moves the point from 2 to 3. Ah, I get it: the cursor moves
> from the right of the alef to the left of the a. Obvious, when you think
> about it…

So this mystery is gone.

> >> (but the cursor movement in rtl paragraphs confuses me, too).
> >
> > It takes some time to get used to.  The manual says something vague
> > about it, like "don't be afraid, it's not a bug" or something.
> 
> >From the manual and the docstrings I had the impression that <up>,
> <down>, <right> and <left> would move visually.

Well, it actually is not easy to say something more accurate, see the
thread that started here:

 https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-devel/2011-06/msg00005.html

> Also, <right> moves to the left (inside the ltr text inside the rtl
> paragraph).

Yes, that's how they are meant to move.

I'm closing this bug report.






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