[Python-il] Text editor for python with bidi support

Viktorija Zaksiene viktorija.zaksiene at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 13:21:58 IDT 2009

Hi Omer,

On Friday 05 June 2009, Omer Zak wrote:
> First of all, if it is the case that all the Hebrew in your scripts
> needs to appear in text strings, then it is a good idea to develop your
> application with built-in localization support, for example using
> gettext.
> Then you'll have to edit separate *.po files, which are easier to edit
> using a BiDi enabled editor such as gedit.

Yes, I agree, it is good solution for localization.

> If you need to embed Hebrew text in the script itself and it is not
> amenable to localization, then I would be very curious to know when such
> an use case happens.  My experience so far is that in such cases, the
> Hebrew strings are short, and the easiest way to edit them is by means
> of an editor, which does not perform BiDi rendering i.e. read the Hebrew
> strings from left to right while they are being edited.

I'm planning to add BiDi support for ReportLab to make it possible to generate 
PDFs with RTL layout. So I need to describe all possible combinations of 
Hebrew-English-numeric in my python test files.

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