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Re: Unicode confusables and reordering characters considered harmful

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Unicode confusables and reordering characters considered harmful
Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2021 20:49:05 +0200

> From: Stefan Kangas <stefankangas@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2021 11:43:18 -0700
> Cc: cpitclaudel@gmail.com, emacs-devel@gnu.org
> Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> writes:
> >> > It does display them, look closer.
> >>
> >> I also can't see it in the screenshot, or in my local Emacs.  Could you
> >> describe what we're missing?
> >
> > I don't know what you are missing.  How are you looking for them, and
> > what do you expect to see?
> I expect to see some visual indication that the "formatting controls"
> are there.  As for how I do it, I just look at the screenshot, and I
> don't understand in what way they are displayed.  It looks
> indistinguishable from text without such controls.

You cannot see those characters on a screenshot, for the same reason
you cannot see any whitespace characters on a screenshot: they are
only discernible when you move cursor through them.  Which is why I
asked how are you looking for them.  If you are looking for them in a
screenshot, you will never see them.

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