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Re: invisible

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: invisible
Date: 02 Mar 2004 17:39:59 +0900

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> I understand that having different point values associated with the
> same screen position complicates things immensely, but do you think is
> it a catastrophe that we should avoid at all costs, and if so, why?
> I'm asking because in the context of the proverbial bidi-aware Emacs,
> such situations will be very hard, if not impossible, to avoid.  If we
> need to avoid them at all costs, the design of the bidi display should
> consider this as a constraint as early as possible.

I think it's mainly a user confusion issue; if such a situtation
actually made sense in the context of bidi editing (I have no idea),
then perhaps it wouldn't be a problem there, especially if users are
used to it from other bidi interfaces.  AFAIK, you're the one here most
familiar with bidi interfaces, so what do you think?  Can you describe
a situation where it occurs?

 X Y Z 1 2 3 A B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0

 Z Y X 1 2 3 C B A
3 2 1 4 5 6 9 8 7 0

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