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

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: bidi-display-reordering is now non-nil by default
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2011 22:02:53 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> More importantly, I don't think it's a good idea to change the bidi
> properties in such a radical way (or at all), because we don't have
> the resources to investigate all of the consequences.  For example, <
> is a mirrored character, so when it's between to R2L characters, it
> displays as > and vice versa.  Yes, I know: you'll suggest to change
> the mirroring table as well, but how far should we go? do we really
> want to create our own UBA?

The specs allow for a "higher level protocol" to segment text according
to what makes sense for (say) Lisp syntax, so anything that displays
most realistic Lisp code correctly would be good enough.

I guess this is not realistic to implement for 24.1, though, so since
there is no near-term solution, how bout turning off bidi display
reordering for prog-mode buffers?

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