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Re: new Emacs HELLO file??

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: new Emacs HELLO file??
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 10:08:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Kenichi Handa <address@hidden> writes:

> In article <address@hidden>, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> No, we deliberately have the language in visual order to make it
>> readable.  Being readable is more important than being
>> copy-paste-able.  When Emacs supports bidirectional editing, we will
>> reorder that again.
> I now think it's more important to tell whether or not Emacs
> supports it.  When one sees that Arabic is correctly
> displayed in HELLO, he may misunderstand that Arabic is
> supported.

IIRC, R-L display is the principal remaining heavy-lifting task on the
roadmap.  I think that rearranging the HELLO file manually into reading
order gives the wrong message not just to the users, but also to the

David Kastrup

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