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Bug 12151 - BiDi problem (interfering of field content) at « special:Renameuser »
BiDi problem (interfering of field content) at « special:Renameuser »
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 6100
Blocks: 28708
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Reported: 2007-11-29 22:56 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-05-14 13:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen dump BiDi issue at special:Renameuser · 01.jpg (185.58 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-11-29 22:56 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2007-11-29 22:56:15 UTC
Created attachment 4397 [details]
screen dump BiDi issue at special:Renameuser · 01.jpg

Dear friends,

we have experienced a lot of BiDi fields overlapping / interfering and many have helped in the past.

The attachment shows that depending of the random content of the fields in specual pages the order of the information is not preserved as would be the case if such lists would be displayed in a tabuler form.

Please take a look at
where the content is
&lrm;<span style="direction: ltr; {{{optional_style|}}}" >{{{ril|parameter « ril »  not defined}}}</span>&lrm;

« ril » is an abreviation for RTL (right to left text) inside a LTR (left to right) text.

if only RTL characters are assigned to the parameter « ril » these cherecters will (as far as I have experienced) never ever be dispayed outside of the block (here the span).

Example: compare uselang=foo at

the counterpart is available at
where the content is
&rlm;<span style="direction: rtl; {{{optional_style|}}}" >{{{lir|parameter « lir »  not defined}}}</span>&rlm;

The concept is quite old, see

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]
Comment 1 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-05-14 13:29:49 UTC
this can't happen anymore b/c of SUL. but bug #6100 and table-ized layout would help.

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