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Re: Using iconv in stand-alone info

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Using iconv in stand-alone info
Date: Fri, 25 Dec 2015 09:14:48 +0200

> Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2015 21:13:53 +0000
> From: Gavin Smith <address@hidden>
> Cc: Texinfo <address@hidden>
> Here's a test file that demonstrates the problem. In the second line,
> there is an extra character being viewed as part of the
> cross-reference, likely because of this problem. (Test file is in
> CP1255 and I viewed in a UTF-8 terminal.)

So is the patch good to go in?

> (Text direction is also wrong but that's beside the point.)

I don't expect stand-alone Info to support bidi reordering of R2L
scripts.  We could use fribidi for producing reordered text, but that
would still leave the issues of layout (starting text at the right
boundary of the window), cursor motion, turning on and off of
attributes like standout and color, etc.  It's a formidable project.
(Not that I won't welcome it.)  For now, people who need that will
have to use Emacs's Info reader, where all of this is already

(Btw, the 'coding:' variable's value should be in lower case:
"cp1255", otherwise Emacs doesn't recognize it.)

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