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Re: [emacs-bidi] Re: Arabic support

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: [emacs-bidi] Re: Arabic support
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 11:07:38 +0900

In article <address@hidden>, Amit Aronovitch <address@hidden> writes:

> 1) I confirm that Arabic shaping seems to work fine on my build (27/8/10
> rev. 101200, on Linux+X (Debian unstable)).

> 2) Logical movement with C-f/C-b in the hello file seems fine (I do not see
> the trap described above).

Thank yor for testing them.

> 3) My Arabic is very basic, and I am not familiar with Arabic computing
> (keyboards etc.) - I noticed the following points, but I am not sure what i=
> s
> the expected behavior (I can only compare to other programs - gedit in this
> case):

>   a) Column numbers (column-number-mode) behave strangely (I suspect that
> m17n-lib's invisible markup consume column numbers). For example as you mov=
> e
> using C-f in the word "=D9=87=D8=B0=D8=A7" column numbers go through "0,1,4=
> ,5" (i.e. the
> second character takes up 3 columns). If I change that to "=D8=A8=D9=87=D8=
> =B0=D8=A7", the column
> positions are "0,1,4,6,7" (the second and third chars take up 3 and 2
> columns resp.?).
>   In gedit column positions are 1 character per column and do not depend on
> the shaping.

I've just committed a fix for this bug.  It's not related to

Kenichi Handa

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