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Bug 3016 - Editing RTL article confuses RC
Editing RTL article confuses RC
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 5724
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 3514 3655 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2005-08-03 10:20 UTC by Tietew
Modified: 2012-08-14 11:56 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

quick-hack patch for ChangesList.php (1.58 KB, patch)
2005-08-03 10:23 UTC, Tietew
add unicode-bidi:embed style to all internal links (644 bytes, patch)
2005-08-26 07:59 UTC, Tietew

Description Tietew 2005-08-03 10:20:01 UTC
At normal time, RC shows:
* (diff) (hist) . . articlename; time . . contributor (talk)

But when articlename is RTL language such as Parsian, it shows:
* (diff) (hist) . . contributor . . time ;articlename (talk)

This is a valid behavior of browsers obaying Unicode bidirectional algorithm.
But users will confuse.

This problem is at least in RC, history, and user contributes.

Unicode-bidi CSS property will solve this problem:
  <span style="unicode-bidi:embed">articlename</span>
Comment 1 Tietew 2005-08-03 10:23:25 UTC
Created attachment 758 [details]
quick-hack patch for ChangesList.php

This patch is a quick-hack.
Fixes only RC and RClinked.
I confirmed it is effective for IE and Mozilla.
Comment 2 Tietew 2005-08-10 04:29:42 UTC
Following special pages seem to have this problem, too:
Watchlist, Log, DoubleRedirects, Allpages, Unusedimages, Wantedpages, 
Ipblocklist, Newpages, Imagelist, Ancientpages, BrokenRedirecrs, and 

Generally, all pagename including username should be enclosed by
`unicode-bidi:embed' style.

Sample here:
Comment 3 Tietew 2005-08-26 07:59:19 UTC
Created attachment 832 [details]
add unicode-bidi:embed style to all internal links

An alternative patch to Linker.php.

This patch adds "unicode-bidi:embed" style to *all* internal links using

But style is also added to all links in wiki content.
This patch may not be a best solution.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-09-20 01:33:15 UTC
*** Bug 3514 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2005-10-09 02:21:39 UTC
*** Bug 3655 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-06 08:48:53 UTC
related to this
bug 3888: BiDi vulnerability: RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE - U 202E in titles /
usernames generates a mess

That bug is about creating a title using a RIGHT-TO-LEFT OVERRIDE - U 202E
without Unicode a balanced POP DIRECTIONAL FORMATTING - U 202C. This could occur
in titles usernames and as an error configuration in MediaWiki messages .

To my understanding such combinations should occur only in "balanced" numbers.

see also
bug 3819: strip phantom general punctuation characters from page titles
bug 3887: create a special page for instring search of titles specifying %nn values

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 7 yonidebest 2005-11-18 11:56:01 UTC
I would like to add a character to our Hebrew Wikipedia 
RC page. 

I do not know what this character is called, though I 
can create it by pressing Ctrl + the "]" button. It 
adds an invisible "fixed" space. Adding this space 
right after the time displayed in the should fix this 
problem we have.

I would also like to add it before and after the date 
used in ~~~~ and ~~~~~ functions.

How can I do this? or, more likely, who can do/try this 
for me?

Thanks, Yoni
Comment 8 Rotem Liss 2006-05-20 14:50:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 5724 ***

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