Directionality controls for malicious code

Eli Zaretskii eliz at
Thu Dec 2 02:35:35 CST 2021

> Date: Thu, 2 Dec 2021 16:43:18 +0900
> From: Martin J. Dürst via Unicode <unicode at>
> > Given the publicity surrounding the "Trojan Source" paper, I'd be surprised if someone weren't already working on a Visual Studio Code extension that flags bidi controls in the editor window. It might already be available, for all I know.
> Here you go:

That's lip service, IMNSHO.  It's even against UAX#9, which says those
controls should be invisible.

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