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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:43:42 -0500

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  > > Do we need any new features to make it possible to show
  > > how the strange bidi text would really be interpreted?

  > Not sure I understand what you mean here, but if I do, then this is up
  > to applications, because only they know the meaning of a particular
  > piece of displayed text and its interpretation.

In principle they might vary, but in practice I think most of them
will use the characters in the order they appear in the buffer.

So we need a way to show what a certain piece of text would look like
with all bidi effects suppressed.  One that would force them to
display in strict LTR order.

Dr Richard Stallman
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