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bug#11700: 24.1.50; Bad interaction between BiDi and org-tables

From: Dov Grobgeld
Subject: bug#11700: 24.1.50; Bad interaction between BiDi and org-tables
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:10:46 +0300

Do you think that you can provide some lisp code that builds the
buffer contents and the display properties for the three options that
ou refered to as an illustration?

I tried inserting tabs into the buffer before the vertical bars, but
after reordering it still didn't come out right.


On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 6:10 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:26:35 +0300
>> From: Dov Grobgeld <address@hidden>
>> Imagine you have a buffer with the following logical contents (using the
>> convention that capitals are RTL characters).
>> | abcdef | abc |
>> | ABCDEF | ABC |
>> I would like this to be displayed as:
>> | abcdef | abc |
>> | FEDCBA | CBA |
>> The problem is that I want to each column of the table to be isolated
>> (with regards to bidi influence) from other columns in the table. (Of
>> course we also want to choose the table direction, but that is a
>> different and solvable issue.) If there is no such separation, which
>> is the behaviour currently get in emacs HEAD, then the resulting
>> rendered buffer is:
>> | abcdef | abc |
>> | CBA | FEDCBA |
>> Is this even solvable in the current emacs bidi model?
> Yes, it is.  The solution involves putting segment separators between
> the table columns.  These could be TAB characters or a display
> property whose value is (space . :width N) or (space . :align-to COL).
> Org maintainers, please ask if you need help in fixing this.

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