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XVilka /
Last active Oct 4, 2020
BiDirectional Text

This gist will show the support of BiDirectional text in the terminal emulators and console programs. You can read more about the standardization efforts at the dedicated page of FreeDesktop Terminal BiDi working group.

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Logical Order RTL LTR
WHAT IS UNICODE؟ in arabic in arabic ؟EDOCINU SI TAHW ؟EDOCINU SI TAHW in arabic
ما هو الترميز الموحد يونيكود؟ in Arabic ما هو الترميز الموحد يونيكود؟ in Arabic
XVilka /
Last active Oct 29, 2020
True Colour (16 million colours) support in various terminal applications and terminals

Terminal Colors

There exists common confusion about terminal colors. This is what we have right now:

  • Plain ASCII
  • ANSI escape codes: 16 color codes with bold/italic and background
  • 256 color palette: 216 colors + 16 ANSI + 24 gray (colors are 24-bit)
  • 24-bit true color: "888" colors (aka 16 milion)
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