> From: Ze'ev Clementson <beresheit@...>
> Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2010 11:13:37 -0700
> I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you've done on adding bidi
> support to Emacs. I realize it's not finished yet; however, I can see
> that it is nearly there. I am a long-time emacs user and have always
> been frustrated by having to switch to another editor whenever I wanted
> to work with Hebrew. Since I don't need to enter Hebrew text very often
> when I'm programming, this has never been a big issue for me; however,
> it's always irritated me whenever I had to do it. Over the years, I've
> periodically checked up on the progress of unicode support and bidi
> support in emacs. Good Unicode support was a huge leap forward and now
> bidi support is nearly there too. This is really great and I appreciate
> all of the efforts that you (and others, but particularly you) have made
> in persevering with the bidi implementation.
Thank you for your kind words. Your satisfaction is music to my ears,
after a long year of hard work on this.
Yes, most of the groundwork for supporting bidirectional editing is
done now. About the only major omission is reordering of display
strings, which is next on my agenda.
The rest is mostly higher-level application and usability features,
which I hope can be written entirely in Lisp. I also hope that
motivated people who use bidi scripts and know Lips will come up on
board and help both design and implement these features, because no
single person can do that alone, especially not this old fart.