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A bit late to the party…

Unfortunately (in my view anyway), the algorithm itself makes some
that I find unjustifiable. A primary example is the categorization of
"shared characters" (spaces, punctuation and so forth) as neutral, and
that with the idea that they should therefore take on the directionality
of the
paragraph unless and until surrounded by characters that clearly define
them as one
directionality or another.

This seems to be why, for instance, the cursor jumps around mysteriously
entering a multi-word segment of Hebrew or Arabic scripts (regardless of
the actual
language they are used for) each time a space is encountered.

This usually means you didn’t set the paragraph direction and just aligned
paragraph to the right while leaving its direction LTR. No jumping would
happen if
the paragraph has RTL direction.

It looks to me most of the directionality issues in this thread is coming
from this
confusion, but again paragraph direction and alignment are two different

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