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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 2010 21:40:32 +0200

> Date: Thu, 4 Feb 2010 18:21:06 +0200
> From: "Ehud Karni" <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> And the logical text "VERY-LONG-DESCRIPTION name2 1234 catag2"
> would be rendered (R2L paragraph):
>    +-------------------------------+
>    |/name2 12 NOITPIRCSED-GNOL-YREV|
>    |                      34 catag2|
>    +-------------------------------+
> This how it is done in Hebrew newspapers and in HTML, and this is how
> Hebrew readers are used to it (of course newspapers and HTML don't
> breaks words, but that is the only difference).

Please!  Newspapers don't have truncated and continued lines, they
have newlines between every two lines.  With newlines, the bidi
display will show exactly what you (and every other Hebrew reader)

> e.g. 
> http://www.cancer.org.il/template_site2/default.asp?textSearch=&maincat=15&catid=368&pageid=3331&innerparentId=4361
> look for "nutrition and physical" and see how the English title is
> broken into 2 lines and is right justified.

That's exactly what I see in bidi Emacs, when there's a newline
between "cancer" and "treatment".  THIS IS NOT THE USE-CASE WE ARE
DISCUSSING IN THIS THREAD.  That use-case works like you want.

> I wish more users who uses Hebrew routinely will take part in this
> discussion.

And I wish they'd also step forward to help me coding.

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