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Bug 30790 - <timeline> has incorrect font for farsi
<timeline> has incorrect font for farsi
Status: NEW
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
Extension setup (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Amir E. Aharoni
: i18n
Depends on: 4030 53502
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Reported: 2011-09-06 22:49 UTC by reza1615
Modified: 2014-03-07 11:51 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Description reza1615 2011-09-06 22:49:00 UTC
<timeline> doesn't support correctly in it's table fonts are some rectangles (un none characters)!!
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2011-09-07 00:31:23 UTC
Adding bug 4030 (RTL problems) as a dependency; note though that Arabic-script languages may require more work than the Hebrew example in bug 4030 (where there's apparently already a working font, but the chars are laid out as LTR incorrectly)
Comment 2 Siebrand Mazeland 2011-09-12 12:38:33 UTC
Amir, once bug 4030 has been done, can you please look into this, too?
Comment 3 reza1615 2011-09-12 13:45:45 UTC
in it doesn't have any effects.
1-the time line doesn't change from LTR to RTL
2-the Farsi texts are like rectangle
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2011-10-28 19:54:59 UTC
I think this may be a duplicate of bug 4030. Amir, please assess.
Comment 6 Amir E. Aharoni 2011-11-09 22:24:02 UTC
Because Georgian uses a simple left-to-right alphabet. Rendering Georgian is very simple for the computer, in comparison to Arabic and to many other scripts - even simpler than rendering Latin.

I am working on fixing this bug, but it may take some time.
Comment 7 reza1615 2011-11-20 11:29:58 UTC
Hi amir in Bug 32317 I uploaded some fonts that will solve Farsi rectangle Characters problems for Arabic characters.would you please test them?
In these fonts(mono,Sans,Serif) I added Farsi Arabic and Farsi characters.
Comment 8 reza1615 2011-12-11 22:27:59 UTC
is it possible to add fonts that i attached in Bug 32317 ?they supports Farsi glyphs.
Comment 9 Andre Klapper 2013-01-09 13:07:31 UTC
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Comment 10 Adam Wight 2013-08-08 06:58:09 UTC
This works for me:

$wgTimelineSettings->fontFile = "DejaVuSans";

Please confirm whether this helps on fawiki.
Comment 11 Adam Wight 2013-08-08 07:00:09 UTC
ugh... but the characters are reversed, bug 4030
Comment 12 reza1615 2013-08-08 13:01:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> ugh... but the characters are reversed, bug 4030

may be will be useful (Pdf collection also had this bug and Volker Haas solved it)
Comment 14 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-08-28 17:33:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #13)
> DB.B5.DB.B0_.D9.85.DB.8C.D9.84.D8.A7.D8.AF.DB.8C_.D8.AA.D8.A7_.D8.AD.D8.A7.
> D9.84
> php?title=%DA%AF%D8%A7%D9%87%E2%80%8C%D9%86%DA%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C_%D8%B3%D8
> %A8%DA%A9%E2%80%8C%D9%87%D8%A7%DB%8C_%D9%85%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C&old
> id=10839337
> the new patch doesn't have any effect!

I don't see any patch linked from this bug. Was a patch submitted?
Comment 15 reza1615 2013-08-28 17:36:16 UTC
excuse me I mean I forgot to send this message there :) any way it should have an effect on this bug
Comment 16 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-08-28 17:43:00 UTC
Note, workaround (but causes other problems) is instead of using <timeline> tag, use <timeline method="svg2png">.

We should still change the font


Changing PATH_TO_REVIEW -> NEW. I cannot find any currently pending patches for this, and the issue still appears to be present, so I don't think anyone submitted one. If someone did submit a patch, please link to it.
Comment 17 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2013-08-28 17:44:36 UTC
(In reply to comment #15)
> excuse me I mean I
> forgot to send this message there :) any way it should have an effect on this
> bug

Hmm, there is that. I think we should call these separate bugs. Making it so glyphs work in png mode for farsi (even with the bidi issues) should be done, which is a separate issue from making svg2png work better, which is a better long term solution.
Comment 18 reza1615 2013-08-28 17:47:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #16)
> Note, workaround (but causes other problems) is instead of using <timeline>
> tag, use <timeline method="svg2png">.

this changing doesn't work properly because the links are moved to right side and the wiki links aren't work as link! and we should search on right side to find hidden links!

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