[Python-Dev] Divorcing str and unicode (no more implicitconversions).

Neil Hodgson nyamatongwe at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 02:49:53 CEST 2005

Martin v. Löwis:

> This aspect of rendering is often not implemented, though. Web browsers
> do it correctly, see
> ...
> GUI frameworks sometimes do it correctly, sometimes don't; most
> notably, Tk has no good support for RTL text.

   Scintilla does a rough job with this. RTL text is displayed
correctly as the underlying platform libraries (Windows or GTK+/Pango)
handle this aspect when called to draw text. However editing is not
performed correctly with the caret not being placed correctly within
RTL text and other visual glitches. There is interest in the area and
even a funding proposal this week.


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