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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:48:32 +0200

> Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2014 09:42:38 -0500
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
>   > > One idea: change the mode line color when there is any RTL text
>   > > (in the buffer, or on the screen, whichever is easier).
>   > That's possible, but I think it's too drastic.  Just having RTL text
>   > doesn't yet constitute any danger or require special vigilance on the
>   > part of the user,
> It requires special vigilance if the user isn't expecting it!
> I am not saying that RTL per se is dangerous.  I'm suggesting we
> should warn users very visibly about RTL text it if they don't
> normally use it and are perhaps not expecting it.

We don't know if this particular user normally uses RTL.  We could
introduce an option through which users could tell us that they want
such warnings.  But in general, things that are not dangerous don't
warrant a warning.

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