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

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:04:22 +0300

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> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
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> Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 18:26:34 -0400
> > When you type "C-x C-s", Emacs clearly shows the characters that
> > cannot be encoded as Latin-1.
> As you said yourself, users should not need to know about the details of
> how bidi works.  So we can't assume that they know what left-to-right
> marks are, so they can't know whether the characters that Emacs is
> complaining about are important to keep.

I sometimes get prompted to choose a different encoding when I send
email responses to mail that looked pure ASCII.  I'm presented with a
buffer that points to a character that doesn't look "foreign" at all.
If I care to investigate, it turns out that character was an em-dash
or fancy quotes, that just looked "normal" due to the font.  Am I
confused?  No.  I just select the encoding, usually the one suggested
by Emacs as the default, and that's it.

IOW, I see no issue here.  But since people make a lot of fuss out of
it, feel free to invent all kinds of weird functions to save them from

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