[TxMt] Re: Problem of Representations of Special Chars in a Bidirectional Text
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Tue Mar 11 09:36:28 UTC 2014
On 8 Mar 2014, at 20:41, Reza Mohammadi wrote:
> […] I'm interested in working on it and submitting a pull request,
> if you
> accept this semi-feature-request and specify which solution is
> preferred. I
> have a workaround suggestion: replacing them with some symbolic
> for example ⦿ for null, ↩︎ for line separator, ╵ for
> zero-width space, ╽
> for zero-width non-joiner, ╈ zero-width joiner, ...
I am not familiar with the intricacies of bidirectional rendering, so I
cannot say what solution is preferred, though substituting the unicode
code point renderings with somewhat arbitrary placeholders is not
something I consider an improvement.
Perhaps some of the invisible spaces should just be rendered as-is
(without a substitution), I translated them to visible code points only
because invisible characters have a tendency to cause hard to diagnose
problems for end users, but this might be limited to non-breaking space,
which can easily be typed by accident without noticing.
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