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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 16:57:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>>> 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".

Please note also that the keybindings C-x < and C-x > use mnemonics
based on graphical direction.

David Kastrup

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