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Re: [emacs-bidi] Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 10:14:39 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

>> What you describe here is the Emacs screen as rectangle frame moving
>> over the visual ordered text.

>     For truncation and continuation, yes.  For horizontal scrolling, no:
>     it works in the logical order.  That is, scroll-left moves text in
>     each line towards its respective margin: left margin for L2R lines,
>     right margin for R2L.  More about this near the end of this message.

> Please don't do that.  It is counterintuitive, and contradicts the
> idea of scrolling left and right.  When we have a horizontal scroll
> bar, that behavior will make no sense at all.

I agree that "inverted scrolling" will lead to surprising scrolling
behavior and "rigid scrolling" would lead to something more logical (at
least to my mind).  But I think it's "OK for now".


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