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Re: Unicode chars NEL, FF, LS, PS

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  • A.J.Mechelynck
    Steve Hall wrote: [...] ... Well, they don t. The only recognised line ending in Vim is the OS-specific one: CR on the Mac, LF under Unix, CR+LF on Windows.
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 29, 2006
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      Steve Hall wrote:
      [...]
      > It would be a lot to ask of any text editor to respect these new
      > Unicode formatting characters. But I do think the authors of the spec
      > intended these to be additions to the traditional CR and LF. I've been
      > involved in a "why can't Vim do X, editor Y can do it" discussion, so
      > my interest here is not actually using these chars myself. But there
      > are likely some cases where they will be useful, more and more as
      > software adopts Unicode. I'd personally only care that &listchars has
      > an option for them, on screen they act the same as any other line
      > ending or tab char.
      >
      >

      Well, they don't. The only recognised line ending in Vim is the OS-specific
      one: CR on the Mac, LF under Unix, CR+LF on Windows. IIUC, in Unicode the use
      of embedded format characters is deprecated in favour of markup, e.g. in HTML
      <span dir="rtl">...</span> rather than LRE ... PDF, <P>...</P> rather than
      P-SEP, etc.


      Best regards,
      Tony.
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