NetBSD Problem Report #44601

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Subject: libedit does not properly handle right-to-left languages
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>Number:         44601
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       libedit does not properly handle right-to-left languages
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 18 20:05:00 +0000 2011
>Originator:     Steven Vernon
>Release:        sources as of 2011/02/04
When typing in data from a right-to-left language, such as Arabic languages or Hebrew, libedit gets confused as to cursor positioning.
Enter text in such a right-to-left characters. Try moving the cursor around. See where the cursor ends up. Try refreshing and now see where the cursor is. Realize that digits are written left-to-right and potentially data could be in mixed character sets.
See the Unicode site to find out the information on which characters are displayed right-to-left.

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