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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:39:00 -0500

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  > > We are miscommunicating.  What I said is that the USER can insert
  > > newlines in order to see what a certain URL looks like, free of
  > > influence from its surroundings.

  > In that case, it's not a very good idea, IMO.  First, some buffers are
  > read-only.  Second, when the display is sufficiently jumbled by
  > directional controls, users who are not acquainted with bidi will have
  > trouble figuring out where to insert the newlines.  Even I sometimes
  > fail to insert them in the correct position.

This increases the need to do something else about the problem.

Dr Richard Stallman
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