[Adium-devl] Improving BiDi support

Ofri ofri.wolfus at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 12:35:31 UTC 2008

On 09/09/2008, at 15:08, Andre-John Mas wrote:

> On 4-Sep-08, at 19:44 , Ofri wrote:
>> On 05/09/2008, at 01:51, mm w wrote:
>>> 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
>> That's exactly the point of this discussion. Our algorithm doesn't
>> care about the other side and formats the message based only on its
>> content.
> Couldn't you simply do that based on unicode character range? Rather
> than trying to come up with a solution independently, I would  
> recommend
> looking at what work has been done in Firefox or WebKit. Also, since
> from my understanding we are already using Webkit for the rendering of
> the display, couldn't we further leverage it to handle BiDi?
> A few links:
> http://developer.mozilla.org/En/Documentation_for_BiDi_Mozilla
> http://unicode.org/reports/tr9/
> http://www.w3.org/International/articles/inline-bidi-markup/
> Andre

What you're talking about is a different problem, which we don't have  
to deal with as the system already does it for us. Our issue is how to  
align the entire message, to the left or to the right.


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