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fribidi_remove_bidi_marks(3) Programmer's Manual fribidi_remove_bidi_marks(3)


fribidi_remove_bidi_marks - remove bidi marks out of an string


#include <fribidi.h>

extern FriBidiStrIndex fribidi_remove_bidi_marks
FriBidiChar *str,
const FriBidiStrIndex len,
FriBidiStrIndex *positions_to_this,
FriBidiStrIndex *position_from_this_list,
FriBidiLevel *embedding_levels


FriBidiChar *str
Input string to clean.
const FriBidiStrIndex len
Input string length.
FriBidiStrIndex *positions_to_this
List mapping positions to the order used in str.
FriBidiStrIndex *position_from_this_list
List mapping positions from the order used in str.
FriBidiLevel *embedding_levels
List of embedding levels.


This function removes the bidi and boundary-neutral marks out of an string and the accompanying lists. It implements rule X9 of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm available at, with the exception that it removes U+200E LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK and U+200F RIGHT-TO-LEFT MARK too.

If any of the input lists are NULL, the list is skipped. If str is the visual string, then positions_to_this is positions_L_to_V and position_from_this_list is positions_V_to_L; if str is the logical string, the other way. Moreover, the position maps should be filled with valid entries.

A position map pointing to a removed character is filled with ‐1. By the way, you should not use embedding_levels if str is visual string.

For best results this function should be run on a whole paragraph, not lines; but feel free to do otherwise if you know what you are doing. Deprecated. Use fribidi_remove_special_chars instead.


New length of the string, or ‐1 if an error occurred (memory allocation failure most probably).


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19 February 2018 c2man fribidi-deprecated.h