Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at
Sun Feb 3 10:05:49 CST 2019

> Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2019 21:49:40 +0000
> From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at>
> Eli will probably tell me I'm behind the times, but there are a few
> places where a Gnome-terminal is better than an Emacs GUI window.  One
> is colour highlighting of text found by grep.

??? The Emacs 'grep' command also highlights the matches, by
interpreting the escape sequences emitted by Grep the program it

> Another is that screen overwriting doesn't work in an Emacs window.

What is "screen overwriting" in this context?

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