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Re: Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll

From: martin rudalics
Subject: Re: Mixed L2R and R2L paragraphs and horizontal scroll
Date: Mon, 01 Feb 2010 09:34:53 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20090302)

> Actually, if a R2L line displays text made mostly of strong R
> characters (which is normally the case), the first character at the
> right margin of the window is also the first character following the
> newline in the buffer's logical order.

Unless it's horizontally scrolled.

>> There is one thing I conceptually don't understand yet: When I currently
>> shrink the width of a window Emacs doesn't hide text at the left side of
>> the window but text at the right side may get truncated when the window
>> becomes too small.  Will this behavior be reverted for R2L text in the
>> sense that text at the left side is truncated?
> Yes, the truncation for R2L lines will happen at the left, and the
> truncation glyph will be displayed there as well.  (It actually
> already works like that, at least on a tty.)

It might be probably interesting for a user to dynamically switch during
typing whether a buffer should be dominantly displayed as R2L or L2R.


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