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Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree

From: Nadim Shaikli
Subject: Re: merge emacs-bidi into the main tree
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 2003 11:43:34 -0700 (PDT)

--- Richard Stallman wrote:
[snip snip]
>   --- Alex Schroeder wrote:
>     There are a few imperfections, or so I hear, but when I -- as a
>     non-Arabic-speaker -- saw the Arabic glyphs rendered correctly on IRC
>     (using ERC, the Emacs IRC client) -- I was surprised!  Yes, there may
>     be problems with the existing solution, but at least there *is* a
>     solution.
> What do Hebrew and Arab users think of it?

Arabic support in m17n's emacs code was very usable and almost complete.
There weren't that many issues left with it (most were minor) from a user's
prospective, our only concern was making sure that excellent effort made
its way into emacs' main trunk and I can see that there is movement in
that direction which I too applaud and highly encourage (for whatever
it's worth :-)

For those that have not received all the emails, please read the following
thread (courtesy of the emacs' mailing-lists) --


Any other Arabic user comments (ie. Arabeyes people) ?

PS: Thanks Alex again for getting the ball rolling...


 - Nadim

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