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[bug #42958] Hebrew translation is in visual order

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: [bug #42958] Hebrew translation is in visual order
Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:19:53 +0000
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Follow-up Comment #2, bug #42958 (project make):

I'm the Hebrew team leader for the Translation Project.

The visual order of the Hebrew translation was a conscious choice of mine, as
I estimated then that the probability of Make running on a text terminal that
supports bidirectional reordering is quite slim, especially if the system in
question is not in a country where a BIDI locale is the default.

I'm not sure this has changed today; I'd need to see some real-life statistics
to reconsider.

Please note that what's important here is the availability of BIDI-supporting
text terminal, since Make is a console program.  We need a level of BIDI
support that includes bidirectional control characters, which, as you
correctly point out, are needed to prevent jumbled display.  At least some
terminal emulators I know of that support BIDI don't fully support the
directional controls.

As for difficulties in editing, don't worry about that (unless you plan on
joining the translation team): I have a simple Emacs function to convert
between logical and visual order, and I used it when I worked on the


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