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bug#11075: 24.0.94; Arabic character composition

From: YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu
Subject: bug#11075: 24.0.94; Arabic character composition
Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:21:28 +0900
User-agent: Wanderlust/2.14.0 (Africa) SEMI/1.14.6 (Maruoka) FLIM/1.14.8 (Shij┼Ź) APEL/10.6 Emacs/22.3 (sparc-sun-solaris2.8) MULE/5.0 (SAKAKI)

>>>>> On Fri, 23 Mar 2012 16:44:01 +0100, Joost Kremers <address@hidden> said:

> Although Emacs 24 has bidi support (yay!), character composition for
> Arabic does not work for me on OS X. (In the Arabic script, each
> character has different forms depending on its position in the word:
> beginning, middle or end. These shapes should be selected
> automatically by the software, but they are not.)

The NS port doesn't support text shaping.  The Mac port, which used to
support text shaping only for left-to-right, now also supports for


I'd appreciate it if you could accept its experimental/hackers-only
status and try it, because its right-to-left text shaping code is very
new and not fully tested.

                                     YAMAMOTO Mitsuharu

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