Re: turning bidi off

From: Omer Zak (
Date: Tue Jan 20 2004 - 10:04:17 EST

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    On Tue, 20 Jan 2004 wrote:

    > >
    > >> After all the work people have put into getting BIDI working, this
    > >> request will seem strange.Can we optionally turn off BIDI on a
    > >> document-by-document basis?I have a multilingual text that I
    > >> absolutely need to see in logical (as LTR), not visual, order.
    > >
    > > Yes, we could do this, I can see the usefulness, but it will involve quite
    > > a bit of work; unfortunately I am rather busy at work at the moment, so
    > > it will not be any time soon. I will put it on my TODO list.
    > >
    > As a simple hack, have you tried just marking the text as English? I know
    > the spellcheck won't work but you might see the document in LTR.

    This may be problematic in Win32, where the native BiDi algorithm is
    forced down the user's throat.
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