Bidi paragraph direction in terminal emulators

Egmont Koblinger via Unicode unicode at
Sat Feb 9 14:07:46 CST 2019

On Sat, Feb 9, 2019 at 9:01 PM Eli Zaretskii <eliz at> wrote:

> then what you say is that some scripts
> can never be supported by text terminals.

I'm not familiar at all with all the scripts and their requirements,
but yes, basically this is what I'm saying. I'm afraid some scripts
can never be perfectly supported by text terminals.

I hope though that all the scripts can be supported with more or less
compromises, e.g. like it would appear in a crossword. But maybe not.

Maybe one day some new, modern platform will arise with the goal of
replacing terminal emulators, which I wouldn't necessarily mind. It's
gonna take an enormous amount of work, though.


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