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

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:26:18 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: David Kastrup <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 18:30:56 +0200
>> Emacs should not become unpredictable in an ASCII-only environment
>> with ASCII-only data sources.  Let alone in a latin-1 environment.
> Dealing with email has long ago stopped being an ASCII-only or
> Latin-1-only environment.

What about "ASCII-only data sources" did you not understand?  We are not
talking about the situation when a data source (like a mail) happens to
actually be bidi.

When I am replying to an ASCII-only mail, I don't want to have Unicode
direction marks pasted into its subject line or wherever else.  When I
cut and paste from a summary buffer of an English-only mailing list
without any foreign-language spam or senders, I don't want Unicode
direction marks in the result.  I have mm-coding-system-priorities set
to (iso-8859-1 iso-8859-15 utf-8) and I don't want it to switch without
good reason to a coding system that will unnecessarily limit my audience
to multibyte-capable readers.  This list would actually start with
ascii, except that I don't know any system that would display pure ASCII
articles any worse when they are declared as iso-8859-1.

David Kastrup

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