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Bad bidi cursor behavior in JTextArea

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      > This happens in JText or JTextArea with ComponentOrientation set to LTR
      > (or default): type (or paste) the following data:
      > abc_DEF_123_xyz
      > where underscores represent spaces and DEF are Hebrew letters.
      > The final display is:
      > abc_123FED__xyz
      > As you can see, the space between F and 1 (logically) is displayed on the
      > right of D, instead of on the left of F.
      >
      > Cursor movement behaves also very strangely, probably as a sequel of the
      > bad positioning of that space: when pressing repetitively RightArrow from
      > the Home position, DEF and the following space are skipped.
      > When pressing repetitively LeftArrow from the End position, the cursor
      > loops on DEF.
      >
      > A few remarks:
      > a) The bug occurs only for spaces. Using another neutral character (e.g.
      > asterisk) does not display the bad behavior.
      > b) Even with some other neutral character, there is a discrepancy in
      > cursor movement when travelling from left to right versus travelling from
      > right to left.
      > When travelling from left to right, there is no pause before the 1. When
      > travelling from right to left, there is a pause after the 1, probably due
      > to skipping from logically before 1 to logically before D. What should be
      > the correct behavior is a discussion that I leave for when we have a
      > course of action.
      > c) The behavior for the same data when the ComponentOrientation of the
      > Jtext is RTL is almost correct. At least the display is correct. Cursor
      > behavior has a couple of small problems

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              dougfelt Doug Felt
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