Re: BiDi Support

Subject: Re: BiDi Support
From: Sam TH (
Date: Sat Dec 16 2000 - 16:28:19 CST

On Sat, Dec 16, 2000 at 10:07:21PM -0000, Tomas Frydrych wrote:
> I have managed to salvage most of the work I have done on this
> before 0.7.9. I have got implemented the BiDi algorithm itself, split
> cursor and started some work on the user interface. Essentially, it
> is now possible to display bidirectional text correctly as well as to
> save and load it; the decision about direction is based on the
> Unicode values of individual characters; at the moment this is only
> simulated, so that a-z is treated ltr, A-Z rtl and ' ', tab and 0-9 as
> directionally neutral. If anyone wants to have a look, the the patch
> is at
> apply it and do
> make clean
> make bidi
> make install
> (or make bidi_dbg, make install_dbg).

Sadly, I don't seem to be able to access that file.

Just one request, having not seen the code yet: Is there any way to do
this the way we do GNOME support, with and ABI_OPT_BIDI=1 compile time
option? I might do this myself, once I see the patch. It shouldn't
be too hard.

Thanks lots. This will be quite cool.

                                sam th
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