Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at
Sun Feb 3 21:25:43 CST 2019

> Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2019 20:35:18 +0000
> From: Richard Wordingham via Unicode <unicode at>
> > 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'
> terminal.

Try customizing scroll-conservatively, it sounds like you want that.

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