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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, 24 Aug 2011 09:35:21 +0300

> From: Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:17:29 -0400
> iswitchb already uses display-completion-list when displaying
> completions in *Completions*.  And ido.el never displays anything in
> *Completions*, AFAICT.
> But both of them (along with icomplete.el) show a list of completions
> "inline" in the minibuffer as in
>   Switch to buffer: a{data.tex,foo.ada,*scratch*}
> so maybe the {,,,} list should use bidi-string-mark-left-to-right before
> the comma.

I will look at how they do this.

> BTW, I think we should make it clear that
> bidi-string-mark-left-to-right only makes sense in text that gets
> displayed in L2R paragraphs, so it's largely restricted to buffers that
> should set bidi-paragraph-direction to `left-to-right'.

The ELisp manual already says that.

> > Need your decision on the space spec.
> Is the above enough, or are there still more open issues?

If the above is a "go ahead" for 24.1, then no open issues left.

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