Bidi paragraph direction in terminal emulators

Richard Wordingham via Unicode unicode at
Sat Feb 9 21:10:42 CST 2019

On Sun, 10 Feb 2019 00:59:46 +0100
Egmont Koblinger via Unicode <unicode at> wrote:

> Is there such a monospace font obeying wcwidth (that is: double wide
> character for when a spacing mark is combined) for Devanagari?

For CV, that would correspond to a Hindi typewriter, so the odds look
good. The Remington keyboard layout is taken from the typewriter
design.  However, the typewriter had non-spacing keys for repha
(roughly <RA,VIRAMA>) and vattu (<VIRAMA, RA>), so you'll be out of luck
for consonant clusters.  On the other hand, <KA, VIRAMA, SSA> is two
key strokes - the cells would be for <KA, VIRAMA, SSA, VIRAMA> and
<SIGN AA>!  There's an implementation of the keyboard in the M17N
database - hi-remington.mim.

> Is there a monospace font for Arabic,

Apart from wcwidth("لآ") = ‎2, Khaled has already said in this thread
that there are such fonts.

> for Syriac, etc.? (How much do these questions make sense at all?)

Perfect sense.


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