Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators

Eli Zaretskii via Unicode unicode at
Tue Jan 29 10:12:14 CST 2019

> Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 13:50:31 +0100
> From: Egmont Koblinger via Unicode <unicode at>
> In turn, vim, emacs and friends stand there clueless, not knowing
> how to do BiDi in terminals.

This is inaccurate: Emacs (at least the brand known as "GNU Emacs")
supports bidirectional editing in text terminals and GUI displays
alike, since Emacs 24.1, which was released in June 2012.  The latest
released version 26.1 supports all the latest changes in the UBA, up
to and including Unicode 10.0.

What Emacs version did you try which led you to the conclusion that
bidirectional editing and display in Emacs were not supported on text

More information about the Unicode mailing list