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Re: Bidirectional text and URLs

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Bidirectional text and URLs
Date: Sat, 06 Dec 2014 01:15:05 +0200

> Date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:43:42 -0500
> From: Richard Stallman <address@hidden>
> CC: address@hidden, address@hidden
>   > > 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.

That's true, but that still doesn't say how should each application
show that to the user.

> 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.

We were through this: it won't help, unless the logical-order text
consists only of LTR characters.  And for that, we already have a
solution that detects the fraud.

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