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2497Re: Help with suppressing display of certain characters.

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  • itabtabai
    Jun 12, 2008
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      Running MacVim.app with dark background color scheme.

      Running vim inside Terminal.app for arabic support is worthless. Apple
      doesn't even properly support arabic in it's applications to say the
      least.

      On Jun 12, 5:47 pm, Tony Mechelynck <antoine.mechely...@...>
      wrote:
      > On 12/06/08 16:15, itabtabai wrote:
      >
      > > It might be a MacVim problem after all since it renders well on your
      > > "gvim".
      > > I am not sure if there is a "+arabic" literal configuration option. Do
      > > you mean "multibyte" "huge" ./configure options? The "set arabic"
      > > command works, so I am assuming that I've built with arabic support.
      >
      > To see if it is compiled with +arabic enabled, look at the output of
      > ":version". On the first line after "Features enabled [+] or not [-]:",
      > the first item is usually either "+arabic" (feature enabled) or
      > "-arabic" (feature disabled). If it is disabled, your version of Vim
      > probably knows nothing about how to shape Arabic letters within words or
      > about how to place harakat (i.e., short vowels with or without tanueen,
      > as well as shadda and sukuun) on top of consonants (or under them as the
      > case may be).
      >
      >
      >
      > > Note that the images I've sent are using the most decent fonts that
      > > MacVim would display. I've been through more bad fonts at display,
      > > e.g. some fonts would eat up the first character on the line. Not to
      > > mention that when "arabic" is set and display becomes RTL the line
      > > numbering would get messed up.
      >
      > If setting 'arabic' makes the display RTL, your version is probably
      > compiled with Arabic script support.
      >
      >
      >
      > > Should I compile MacVim with gvim support, maybe that would solve the
      > > problem?
      >
      > Compiling Vim with GUI support (be it the X11 GUI or the native-Mac GUI)
      > would at least eliminate any problems due to running Vim inside
      > Terminal.app. Or are you already running in GUI mode but with some
      > dark-background colorscheme?
      >
      > Best regards,
      > Tony.
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