Bidi paragraph direction in terminal emulators

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sat Feb 9 17:50:49 CST 2019

On Sat, 9 Feb 2019 22:31:37 +0100
Egmont Koblinger via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> Let's take the Devanagari improvement of the other day. Until now,
> there were plenty of dotted circles shown, and combining spacing marks
> that should've been placed before the letter were placed after the
> letter, before a placeholder dotted circle. Now they are displayed as
> expected: the combininig spacing mark shows up before the letter (if
> it's of that kind), and no dotted circle. The letter + spacing marks
> now shows up correctly. The entire word still doesn't, e.g. there are
> often spaces between letters where the upper line connecting them
> should be continuous.

This is an example of where one needs a font designed for terminal


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