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Re: emacs-bidi (screenshot)
- To: shaikli at yahoo dot com
- Subject: Re: emacs-bidi (screenshot)
- From: TAKAHASHI Naoto <ntakahas at m17n dot org>
- Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 21:24:36 +0900 (JST)
- Cc: developer at arabeyes dot org, alex at emacswiki dot org
Nadim Shaikli writes:
> I'm not sure if you are subscribed to the 'developer' mailing-list
No, I'm not, but I have just read the archive. Thank you all very
much for the comments and confirmation. It seems that we finally got
a reasonable screenshot.
> What is the status of Arabic's inclusion into emacs' main code ?
Unclear. The bi-directional algorithm used in the current emacs-bidi
is very poor and will never be included in the main trunk. Which
means, Arabic will not be supported until Eli Zaretskii (or someone
else) finishes writing a new bidi-enabled display engine.
Another problem is the current comp-lock mode. It conflicts with
font-lock, but fixing this should be much easier than writing a new
bidi-enabled display engine.
> (is there a mailing-list or URL or contact person we
> can solicit regarding this topic) ?
I do not know other than emacs-bidi at gnu dot org, but you are already a
member, aren't you?
Haydar Net writes:
> I only want to ask you if you can publish the emacs version you are
> using because the version on the internet "25-07-2002" does not have
> this great arabic shaping as what i saw in this screenshot.
Visit http://www.m17n.org/emacs-bidi/ and follow the links. I have
modified the tarballs today, but the changes are extremely minor.
> Another question, is there any way to support Xft in emacs?
Not to my knowledge.
ntakahas at m17n dot org