Benji Fisher <benji@...
>Ron Aaron wrote:
>> I have a file which has characters which are necessary to the file, but which
>> don't render properly in the font I have available. I would like to keep the
>> characters, but ignore them for display.
> You are not trying to read word processor files in vim, are you?
>You could get them to appear as blanks by defining a syntax item for
>them and then setting the foreground color equal to the background color
>for that group. I cannot think of anything better.
No, I'm just trying to read a Hebrew file which has vowels. The vowels need
to be printed overtop the preceding consonant, but vim has no such capability
(Arabic/Urdu/Farsi has the same problem). To compound the problem, the
fixed-font I have on Linux does not display the vowels at all, rather it shows
ugly hi-ascii characters, which is distracting.
Normally I wouldn't need this, but it makes reading vowelized Hebrew text very
difficult in vim.
What I *really* would like is two options:
isinvisible - characters which should be visually ignored
isstrikeover - characters which, when found, should be written over
But I would settle for the first one as it would make it possible to at least
view the file normally.