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Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2011 19:35:12 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> It's just my gut reaction, but inserting invisible characters into
>> buffers seems like a non-optimal design to me...
> Then don't make it invisible, it displays by default as a very thin
> space character.  You can see that in action in the HELLO file, on the
> Arabic and Hebrew lines.
>> Could possibly the LRM control instead be done with text properties or
>> the like?
> No, and doing that is a very bad idea.  For starters, it means that if
> you send such a copy/pasted text to someone else through email, they
> will see the text differently than you did.  Using LRM is the only
> idea that works well and without complications with plain text.

I may have misinterpreted you, but I thought you meant that Gnus should
put LRM character(s) into the summary buffer (by default) to signal that
the buffer really is quite left-to-right-ey.  I think that would be a
less than optimal way of specifying something like that.

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