[Alpine-info] index garbled by this message
niko at petole.dyndns.org
Tue Feb 19 23:20:36 PST 2008
On Tue, 19 Feb 2008, Steve Hubert wrote:
> Maybe. It is due to Alpine's total lack of understanding of
> directionality in the Hebrew text (or Unicode text in general). Alpine
> assumes that the text it is writing will show up from left-to-right on
> the screen and it will be confused if it doesn't.
Thanks for this explanation.
> You'll see different results depending on your emulator and the environment in
> which your emulator is running. For example, I'm running PuTTY 0.58 on a
> Windows XP system right now. In this PuTTY there is a feature to "Disable
> bidirectional text display". If you turn that on it will probably clear up the
> garbledness of the screen, but the Hebrew should be displayed left-to-right
> instead of right-to-left (assuming you have a font that contains the Hebrew
Well, I am also using Putty on Windows XP to access my Alpine session.:-)
When using the feature you described, the index keeps perfectly clean.
Thanks a lot!
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