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Bug 28430 - math must always be left-to-right, even when rendered as HTML
math must always be left-to-right, even when rendered as HTML
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Math (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2011-04-05 11:05 UTC by Amir E. Aharoni
Modified: 2011-04-05 19:52 UTC (History)
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Description Amir E. Aharoni 2011-04-05 11:05:05 UTC
Math formulas are always left-to-right (LTR), even in right-to-left languages. In PNG rendering this works correctly, but in HTML rendering the formula may appear reversed. For example, <math>^{355}/_{113}</math> will look in HTML rendering as 113/355, even though it should be 355/113. Since "HTML if very simple or else PNG" is the default preference, this makes many formulas appear incorrectly in RTL wikis.

When HTML rendering is used, span dir="ltr" or style="direction: rtl" must be applied to the formula.
Comment 1 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2011-04-05 19:52:03 UTC
fixed in r85464. Also made the plain TeX output mode be ltr. Hope that's correct.

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