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Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs terminology (not again!?)
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:48:46 +0200

> From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 09:35:17 +0100
> Cc: Per Starbäck <address@hidden>,
>       "Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden>, David Kastrup <address@hidden>,
>       "address@hidden" <address@hidden>
> > Bear in mind also that when gedit was new, Emacs didn't have
> > transient-mark-mode or shift-marking on by default and it didn't support
> > bidirectional text. The Emacs configuration system is also completely
> > different. Would you have integrated customize with gconf? How?
> >
> I am not sure what you are trying to say there, Daniel, but all these
> points looks to me like things that could be (or are now) solved. (The
> bidirectional text which Eli worked on was probably the hardest, of course.)

Gedit's bidirectional editing support is woefully inadequate.  It's
not enough for an editor to link against Pango/Cairo/whatever that can
bidi-reorder a given string, to claim that it supports bidirectional

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