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Re: emacs 24's forward-char vs right-char behavior

From: Joost Kremers
Subject: Re: emacs 24's forward-char vs right-char behavior
Date: 24 Apr 2012 23:07:58 GMT
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Xah Lee wrote:
> if it's not too late, i think the semantics of “forward-char” and
> “right-char” should be exchanged (from what it currently is in emacs
> 24).
> “forward-char”'s direction should be context sensitive.

i think you're somehow mistaken, because it already is. from C-h f
forward-char RET:

Depending on the bidirectional context, the movement may be to the
right or to the left on the screen.  This is in contrast with
<right>, which see.

> “right-char” should always move to the right.

which it does already.

> But on second thought, am thinking it's probably rare that elisp is
> used to process {Arabic, Persian (Iran), Hebrew} languages.

actually, i'm doing that right now. ;-)

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