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Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree

From: Oliver Scholz
Subject: Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree
Date: Fri, 08 Aug 2003 11:05:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1002 (Gnus v5.10.2) Emacs/21.2 (windows-nt)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
>> Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2003 02:05:07 -0400
>> What do Hebrew and Arab users think of it?
>> Eli Z, what is your opinion?
> I feel uneasy about using something about which Gerd was most unhappy
> at the time this was discussed.
> I'd prefer to call for volunteers to continue the work I started,
> namely, change the display engine to support bidirectional editing
> without processing batches of buffer's text.  (I can elaborate if
> there's enough interest.)  I have some unpolished stand-alone code
> that does bidi reordering sequentially, which should fit very well
> into the Emacs display engine, but someone needs to take that code and
> integrate it into Emacs, since I probably won't have time any time
> soon enough for this to be practical.
> If anyone steps forward willing to begin hacking the display code, I
> promise to help in any way I can.

Well, I am probably not yet skilled enough to be of any real help. And
I still have making fontsets customizable as the `car' of my
TODO-list, while the university does not leave much time for me.

But since I have been fascinated by m18n issues, since I started to
use Emacs. And since I'd like to become proficient in display hacking
some time in the future, I would appreciate it, if you could add me to
the emacs-bidi mailing list. Maybe I could do some minor tasks, at

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