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Bidi support for Arabic when installing from source?

Q: how can I get get full bidi support for Arabic when installing Emacs from source? I compiled Emacs from source (v. 26.1) and found that the bidi is not working correctly for Arabic. The good: I ...
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Why is Emacs not aligning text?

When I started Emacs with emacs -q I customized the variable "Bidi Paragraph Direction" to 1 (right to left) It only affected this "Customize .." buffer and the bottom buffer. One of them is ...
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Limit the scope of bidirectional display to single line

I have set the variable bidi-paragraph-direction to nil in my init.el so that lines starting with (strong) Arabic letters are displayed from right to left, and lines with English are displayed from ...
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How to switch off Unicode bidi markers?

Do you know how whitespace mode turns on the visibility of certain normally non-visible characters, such as the space and the tab? Well, I'd like to be able to emulate this with Unicode bidirectional ...
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How to display Unicode bidi markers only in Whitespace mode?

There's a way of displaying Unicode bidirectionality markers. The problem is: it makes them visible all the time. Is it possible to show them only in whitespace mode? PS I'm not chained to the method ...
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Where can I read the bidi algorithm implementation?

I'm interested in reading the part of the Emacs source code where the bidi (bidirectionality) algorithm is implemented. Where is it? P.S. I've never looked at the Emacs source code before, and I'm a ...
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Forcing the left-to-right order in all buffers

How can I force all the letters go left to right including the characters from right-to-left languages in all buffers? Currently it displays the lines with right-to-left characters bidirectionally.
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Handling left-to-right inside right-to-left paragraphs using Emacs and AUCTeX

I'm using Emacs to typeset a document which has English as its main language but which will use Hebrew and Greek as well. You can see on my screenshot how the \footnote command shows two open ...
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Composition of the Arabic letters Lam and Alef in Emacs

When I insert the character ل (the Arabic letter Lam) followed by ا (the Arabic letter Alef) the result would be لا. In other text editors when I have the word لا I can mark (select) each of its ...
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AUCTeX's pdf viewer doesn't open when Hebrew is the default polyglossia language

Consider the following LaTeX document. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{libertine} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{polyglossia} \iffalse \setdefaultlanguage{hebrew} \fi \begin{document} ...
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How to force the variable 'bidi-paragraph-direction' taking the value 'left-to-right' in a math environment in LaTeX-mode

One of the great features of Emacs is its ability to handle bidirectional support for the right-to-left languages (like Hebrew, Arabic and Persian). Note that even in these languages mathematical ...