#867 Right to left support for Chinese language

Scintilla (358)
Frank Young

I'd like to ask for a feature that supports right-to-left display/editing for the Chinese language.
You may know that ancient Chinese was written from right to left (both vertically and horizontally). Therefore if you would like to study Chinese articles written in ancient Chinese language you probably would like to see them displayed from right to left.

In addition, one of my family member has some read difficulty. Her reading speed greatly improves if the Chinese characters are from right to left (horizontally). I would be very grateful if Scintilla can support such a feature.

Thank you!



  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2011-11-22

    This sounds like a very specialized desire, so I won't be working on it myself.

    The graphics libraries that Scintilla depends on may not include any support for right-to-left display of characters that are normally left-to-right so adding this may mayr equire changes to both the platform-specific and generic layers of Scintilla.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2011-11-22
    • assigned_to: nobody --> nyamatongwe
    • priority: 5 --> 2
    • milestone: --> Won't_Implement

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