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Re: Full bidirectional support in Vim

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  • Bram Moolenaar
    ... It is going to be quite a bit of work. And then more work to fix all the bugs. More work than conceal mode, and even that still isn t working all that
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 29, 2012
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      Rasheed wrote:

      > Unless I am grossly mistaken, there is still no bidirectional support in Vim.
      > Yes, Right-to-Left languages like Arabic and Hebrew are supported, but
      > that is not the same as having full bidirectional support.
      >
      > It seems that even within a bidirectional terminal emulator like
      > mlterm, Vim does not support bidirectionality (I tried). Please
      > correct me if I am wrong, or if I am missing something.
      >
      > Now that even Emacs has introduced true bidirectional support with its
      > latest version, isn't about time that Vim does that too? It will
      > require some hard work, of course, but it is badly needed. Potentially
      > millions of users (speakers of Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, etc)
      > would be able to benefit from Vim.
      >
      >
      > Appeal: could someone of the developers please consider working on it?
      >
      > Or, at least, it would help to know what are the chances of seeing
      > true bidirectionality implemented in the short/medium term. Is
      > bidirectional support for Vim on the developers' agenda?

      It is going to be quite a bit of work. And then more work to fix all
      the bugs. More work than conceal mode, and even that still isn't
      working all that well.

      So this requires someone with experience in C programming that likes a
      challenge.

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