Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at
Sun Feb 3 10:03:37 CST 2019

> Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2019 03:02:13 +0100
> Cc: unicode at
> From: Egmont Koblinger via Unicode <unicode at>
> > All I am saying is that your proposal should define what it means by
> > visual order.
> Are you nitpicking on me not giving a precise definition on the
> otherwise IMO freaking obvious "visual order"

Most probably.  The definition is trivial: the order of characters on
display, from left to right.  The only possible reason to split hairs
here could be when some characters don't appear on display, like
control characters.  Other than that, there should be no doubt what
visual order means.

More information about the Unicode mailing list