Proposal for BiDi in terminal emulators
Mark E. Shoulson via Unicode
unicode at unicode.org
Wed Jan 30 19:35:36 CST 2019
On 1/30/19 8:58 AM, Egmont Koblinger via Unicode wrote:
> There's another side to the entire BiDi story, though. Simple
> utilities like "echo", "cat", "ls", "grep" and so on, line editing
> experience of your shell, these kinds. It's absolutely not feasible to
> add BiDi support to these utilities. Here the only viable approach is
> to have the terminal emulator do it.
How will "ls -l" possibly work? This is an example of the "table"
layout you were already discussing.
I think us command-line troglodytes just have to deal with not having a
whole lot of BiDi support. There's simply no way any terminal emulator
could possibly know what makes sense and what doesn't for a given line
of text, coming from some random program. Your "grep" could be grepping
from a file with ANY layout, not necessarily one conducive to terminal
layout, and so on.
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