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Bug 35085 - Left-to-right usernames with punctuation displayed incorrectly on right-to-left wikis
Left-to-right usernames with punctuation displayed incorrectly on right-to-le...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Amir E. Aharoni
Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2012-03-09 15:47 UTC by Rob Schnautz
Modified: 2013-12-04 16:26 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Rob Schnautz 2012-03-09 15:47:09 UTC
My username is "Rob Schnautz (WMF)". However, a right-to-left display of my username at displays as "(Rob Schnautz (WMF". Not sure if this is something that can actually be fixed, but it sure is confusing!
Comment 1 Rob Schnautz 2012-03-09 18:01:21 UTC
Templates surrounding the text seem like a logical solution, although with Unified Login, this still poses a problem in the menus.
Comment 2 Amir E. Aharoni 2012-03-10 10:36:56 UTC
This issue bothered me for a long time. It was so obvious that i didn't report it myself.

Usernames are displayed in a lot of places, so i should try to find a solution that displays them correctly everywhere, but since there are so many possibilities - signatures, LQT, logs and many others, one catch-all solution may be impossible and this bug may become a tracking bug for the different cases...
Comment 3 Robin Pepermans (SPQRobin) 2012-03-27 01:45:26 UTC
Wouldn't that be like trying to fix problems that are inherent to the bidi algorithm? Mixing scripts will always result in this, be it with usernames, page titles, ...
Comment 4 Amir E. Aharoni 2012-03-27 05:34:54 UTC
Of course, but you can always try to outsmart it.
Comment 5 Andre Klapper 2013-12-04 16:26:14 UTC
Amir E. Aharoni: This issue has been assigned to you in March 2012. 
Could you please provide a status update and inform us whether you are still working (or still plan to work) on this issue? 
Only in case you do not plan to work on this issue anymore, should the assignee be set back to default and the bug status changed from ASSIGNED to NEW/UNCONFIRMED? Thanks.

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