Ar an triú lá de mí Bealtaine, scríobh Stephen J. Turnbull:
On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Aidan Kehoe
> I have said again, and again, and again, bidi works perfectly on TTYs
> *already*. TTY emulators that support bidi are few in number,
I think it's in bad taste to end that phrase with anything but a full
stop. I don't consider excluding common terminals on the grounds that
they don't support bidi well "bidi working perfectly".
Yeah, I don’t care about the long list of terminals that we could possibly
get running with Herculean effort and the demand that the user install and
choose compatible fonts. If the user has to install something, let it be a
terminal that supports bidi.
(Admittedly the Mac's Terminal.app sucks on a lot of grounds,
nevertheless it's still very commonly used.)
Now I investigate a bit further, Terminal.app’s bidi is OK, it’s just I find
its usual fonts hateful for the particular bidi script I use.
Also, I don't see how this can work "perfectly" or
support from XEmacs, given that the terminal generally is not going to
have access to the whole buffer.
It doesn’t need access to the whole buffer, it needs access to the
‘paragraph,’ and treating newline as a paragraph separator is
sort-of-endorsed by Unicode.
Anyway, it works for me, and it works for folk I know who use PuTTY and
right-to-left script. (None of them use XEmacs, unfortunately, but they have
no problems with irssi and other very not-multilingual apps.)
‘Iodine deficiency was endemic in parts of the UK until, through what has been
described as “an unplanned and accidental public health triumph”, iodine was
added to cattle feed to improve milk production in the 1930s.’
(EN Pearce, Lancet, June 2011)
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