Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sun Feb 3 14:35:18 CST 2019

On Sun, 03 Feb 2019 18:05:49 +0200
Eli Zaretskii via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> > 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
> invokes.
> > Another is that screen overwriting doesn't work in an Emacs
> > window.  
> What is "screen overwriting" in this context?

When instead of adding lines to the bottom, new lines are added on top
of and replace existing lines.  I prefer the scrollable terminal
behaviour to the teletype behaviour of Emacs when running the
Linux(?) monitor program 'top', but being a fuddy duddy I prefer the
teletype behaviour of Emacs for 'man'.  From an error message from
'info', it seems that the Emacs buffer is classified as a 'dumb'


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