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Bug 30182 - Untranslated gadget descriptions have incorrect directionality in RTL user languages
Untranslated gadget descriptions have incorrect directionality in RTL user la...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Gadgets (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
Depends on: 30238
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2011-08-02 12:23 UTC by Siebrand Mazeland
Modified: 2014-08-15 14:08 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

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2011-08-02 12:23 UTC, Siebrand Mazeland

Description Siebrand Mazeland 2011-08-02 12:23:06 UTC
Created attachment 8871 [details]
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See screenshot. It is particularly evident in "Configurable edit buttons (old style)" where the colons are mixed up.

You need to have an account and be logged in to display the Gadget tab in Special:Preferences.
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2011-08-10 14:29:23 UTC
Isn't this part of the more generic problem that untranslated messages anywhere in the interface will have their directionality messed up when characters that 'go both ways' (such as parentheses and colons) are involved?
Comment 2 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2011-08-10 14:52:30 UTC
Indeed it is. We can do it MediaWiki-side (see bug 14649) and/or wait until HTML5 is implemented in browsers, which will probably fix these kinds of BiDi issues.
Comment 3 Mark A. Hershberger 2011-10-28 18:28:57 UTC
/me votes for "wait"
Comment 4 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2011-12-13 18:05:17 UTC
I added dir="auto" in r106051 which fixes the gadget descriptions, currently only in Chrome. It's not the best solution, but it's an improvement.
Comment 5 Quim Gil 2013-04-21 01:17:07 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> /me votes for "wait"

Do we still need to wait, or did browsers other than Chrome and HTML5 catch up?

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