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Re: RTL text and the new `indent-rigidly'

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: RTL text and the new `indent-rigidly'
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:31:21 +0200

> From: Chong Yidong <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 13:59:26 +0800
> The new behavior of indent-rigidly in Emacs 24.4 seems to be
> inconsistent with our existing handling of right-to-left text.
> In right-to-left text, the left and right arrow keys move in the visual
> sense (whereas C-f and C-b move in the logical sense).  However, when
> you call `C-x TAB' (indent-rigidly) to activate the new transient mode
> for adjusting indentation interactively, the left key indents the text
> rightward, and the right key indents the text leftward.

That's a bug.

> I think these subcommands should check current-bidi-paragraph-direction,
> and indent in the visual sense.

We should definitely do that, thank you for paying attention.

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