Last modified: 2013-12-04 16:26:14 UTC
My username is "Rob Schnautz (WMF)". However, a right-to-left display of my username at ar.wikipedia.org displays as "(Rob Schnautz (WMF". Not sure if this is something that can actually be fixed, but it sure is confusing!
Templates surrounding the text seem like a logical solution, although with Unified Login, this still poses a problem in the menus.
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...
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, ...
Of course, but you can always try to outsmart it.
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.