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bug#9571: 24.0.50; user option to turn off bidi, please

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: bug#9571: 24.0.50; user option to turn off bidi, please
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 15:44:34 -0400

    What confusion are you referring to?

Not being sure about the order, in the buffer, of the characters you see
on the screen.

                                          Are we talking about a buffer
    with or without R2L characters?

It would have to be a case where characters that have bidi
significance are present.  If there are none, there is no reordering,
thus no possibility it can cause confusion.

                                     And how would setting
    bidi-display-reordering to nil resolve that confusion?

You would see all the characters in the order that they
appear in the buffer.

I don't envision anyone would want to edit this way.  But it could be
useful to look at this kind of display once in a while.

    Because the unidirectional display will one day go away, and having a
    user option will be an obstacle to getting rid of it.

Why should it ever be deleted?  What is gained by deleting it?

Dr Richard Stallman
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