[Adium-devl] Improving BiDi support

mm w openspecies at gmail.com
Thu Sep 4 22:51:06 UTC 2008

Hi all,
It's true but it's not quite simple,  a couple months ago, I wrote a
rpc-like systeme to support BiDi
one of major problem is when one client is set-up RTL and the other client LTR

for an example, if your client is set up in LTR and you are receiving
a message RTL formatted, I guess you are expecting that the message
"floats" right, and another message LTR formatted "floats" left...

I also remember there were problems/issues with NSTextView and BiDi
support in Panther,
I really don't know if it has been fixed.

anyway if you want some helps on it let me know

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 11:36 PM, Andreas Monitzer <am at adiumx.com> wrote:
> On Sep 04, 2008, at 01:03, Ofri wrote:
>> AFAIK, the only protocol aware of directionality is MSN, which has an
>> RTL flag that marks messages as RTL (Adium currently sends RTL
>> messages with this flag but ignores it for incoming messages).
> That's not entirely true -- xhtml has support for it:
> http://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-bidi-css-markup
> which means that you can send the information via XMPP, as long as the
> receiving client is able to use the formatted version of the message.
> However, I guess Adium doesn't support that yet (and I also guess that
> no other XMPP client does).
> andy
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