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Re: [putty]PuTTY's Arabic patch

--- Owen Dunn <owend at chiark dot greenend dot org dot uk> wrote:
> Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com> writes:
> > Simon/Owen et al, I'm not sure if you guys got this email -
> > 
> >   http://lists.arabeyes.org/archives/developer/2004/April/msg00167.html
> > 
> > if you did, do please confirm.
> Yes, we did.  We just need to find time to look into a few things.
> Notably, there might be some performance hits when selecting text, and
> possibly elsewhere.  Possibly the bidi/shaping code is being called
> more often than it should be?  (Simon has some ideas that might speed
> up the way the bidi code reverses stuff, which might help too.)

I'm sure Ahmad would love to hear those ideas in order to possibly
correct/enhance anything that is sub-par (unless Simon has already
done that).

> Also, we're a bit concerned by the fact that you had to do anything
> special to cope with CP-1256, since it implies that you're doing your
> shaping work before everything's been converted to Unicode rather than
> after.

I'm in no position to comment since I haven't looked at the code in depth;
Ahmad any thoughts/comments ?  I'd assume this relates to the point noted
above as well.

> > Just making sure this important issue hasn't fallen into any cracks
> > and/or we're not doing something that was asked of us.
> Nah, we've just been doing other stuff.

Anything to get the patch looked into and adopted :-) as we'd love to move
on to the other outlined points.

Do please keep us informed.


 - Nadim

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