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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Wed, 03 Dec 2014 03:38:59 -0500

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  > > 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.

Exactly.  If we introduce a variable to set if you use RTL text,
we will know who normally uses RTL text.

                    But in general, things that are not dangerous don't
  > warrant a warning.

RTL is dangerous in SOME CASES, and that's enough reason to warn
about it.

Dr Richard Stallman
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