Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators
Khaled Hosny via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Fri Feb 1 05:02:45 CST 2019
On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:17:19PM +0000, Richard Wordingham via Unicode wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2019 12:46:48 +0100
> Egmont Koblinger <egmont at gmail.com> wrote:
> No. How many cells do CJK ideographs occupy? We've had a strong hint
> that a medial BEH should occupy one cell, while an isolated BEH should
> occupy two.
Monospaced Arabic fonts (there are not that many of them) are designed
so that all forms occupy just one cell (most even including the mandatory
lam-alef ligatures), unlike CJK fonts.
I can imagine the terminal restricting itself to monspaced fonts,
disable “liga” feature just in case, and expect the font to well behave.
Any other magic is likely to fail.
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