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Re: Inputting special symbols

From: Erik Sandberg
Subject: Re: Inputting special symbols
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 22:07:34 +0100
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On Friday 13 January 2006 17.25, Gilles wrote:
> Hello.
> > > While in the second case, lilypond seems to be confused by the mixing
> > > of right-to-left (parentheses) and left-to-right (Hebrew) characters,
> > > so that the text line is "scrambled" (see attached "pdf" [1]).
> >
> > I don't know how mixing of right-to-left and left-to-right is normally
> > done. Is it completely clear that one way of doing it is The One Way of
> > doing it? (I've never written right-to-left texts so I don't know)
> But you do obtain an illegible subtitle, right?  If yes, then there is a
> problem with the line layout.  When you look at the sentence in "gedit",
> it is displayed correctly, and "gedit" also prints it correctly.

Apparently gedit and lilypond renders the string differently, but since I 
don't know anything about right-to-left text rendering, I can't judge whether 
it's a bug in gedit or in lilypond.


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