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bug#22786: 25.1.50; eww arabic rendering


From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#22786: 25.1.50; eww arabic rendering
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 14:43:03 +1030
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

> But if there's no such hint, and all we have is the text itself, then
> the UBA determines the paragraph direction from the first strong
> directional character, and we then keep that direction until the
> paragraph ends, which is indicated by an empty line.  There's no way
> around this, it's how the bidirectional display engine works.
>
> Specifically, we need a way to distinguish between the list of
> languages on a Wikipedia page from the Al Jazeera home page.  Can you
> spot anything in the page sources that will allow such a distinction?

Nope.  But since Firefox is able to do this, that means that their bidi
algo is doing something else than what Emacs' bidi algo is doing...

So we have demonstrated that there is a way around this.  :-)

> In any case, I think it will be good to add a "Switch page direction"
> menu item to EWW on the emacs-25 branch.

Good idea; I'll all that.

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