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Re: Bar cursor in bidirectional text

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bar cursor in bidirectional text
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 07:26:12 -0400

> Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2010 12:36:49 +0200
> From: Jan Djärv <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Eli Zaretskii skrev 2010-08-28 22.13:
> >
> >   emacs -Q
> >   C-h H
> >   M-: (setq cursor-type 'bar) RET
> >
> > Now move to one of the lines that use R2L scripts, e.g. Arabic or
> > Hebrew, and use C-f to get to the Arabic or Hebrew letters.  You
> > should see the cursor positioned to the right of each R2L letter, as
> > opposed to the left in L2R scripts.  To make sure the cursor is indeed
> > to the right of a letter, you could use "C-x =" to show the character
> > at point.
> Thanks, I checked in the code.

Thank you!

> Isn't the bar cursor kind ugly BTW?

Yes.  I always wondered why we don't use the bar cursor provided by
the windowing infrastructure, toolkit, etc.  Ours looks
unprofessional, IMO.

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