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Bug 36804 - migrate MedaWiki from using BiDirectional characters by properly embedding any item using directionality syntax
migrate MedaWiki from using BiDirectional characters by properly embedding an...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2012-05-13 05:26 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2013-03-10 13:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2012-05-13 05:26:56 UTC
Hi! It is long time ago since Nikerabbit installed Goylem a RTL testwiki. At that time I suggested the usage of BiDirectional characters to stabilize the common look and feel of pages as recent changes, etc.

It should be possible to obtain the same result by properly embed all objects and the delimiters (spaces or whatsoever) with directionality syntax.

An example is available at bug 36803#0
and http://en.wikipedia.org/?oldid=492307285#bugzilla ,
Comment 1 Amir E. Aharoni 2012-05-13 05:53:46 UTC
I definitely have plans to introduce fine-grained control of directionality, maybe in the Visual Editor age and maybe even earlier (see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Visual_editor/Bidirectional_text_requirements ). But I'm not sure that I understand what are you referring to.

<span dir="rtl/ltr"> doesn't solve everything in a heavily mixed-directionality environment. For example, a title in an RTL wiki can be LTR. <bdi> would be more comprehensive than span, but the support for it is not yet completely stable, neither in the browsers nor in MediaWiki (see bug 31817).

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