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Bug 3956 - BiDi: user icon should be displayed properly regardles of the LTR / RTL
BiDi: user icon should be displayed properly regardles of the LTR / RTL
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1061
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 4236
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Reported: 2005-11-13 20:48 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-06-19 08:19 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen dump for bug 03856 (53.14 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-11-13 20:52 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-13 20:48:32 UTC
Screen dump will follow.


As far as I know RTL wikis do not display icons in Monobook skin. This includes
the user icon, link icon, mailto icon, irc icon etc.

However if you log in to a LTR wiki and select a RTL user interface the user
icon will not disapear. It will be misadjusted.

If it is not possible to adjust it properly it would be better to hide it. I
have no clue if Monobooks and / or Java have control over / would kwnow
- if the content language is LTR or RTL
- if the selected user interface is LTR or RTL

See related bugs:
bug 2341: missing space between user and user talk links if user name is RTL only

Please add dependencies on browser specific tracking bugs if you can identify these.

Thanks in advance for all your efforts!
best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-13 20:52:41 UTC
Created attachment 1061 [details]
screen dump for bug 03856
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-19 14:42:03 UTC
required actions:
log in at [[eo:Speciala:Preferences]] (I presume your user name contains latin
characters only) and change preferences to language=*he*
go to
you will see there the overlapping icons
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-19 15:18:37 UTC
better bug title (?)
BiDi: Fix skins in wikis with LTR content language for proper display of the
user icon when a RTL user interface is selected

some actions might be required to fix the user icon / the apearance of "some
icons" in a RTL wiki when a LTR user interface is selected
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-09 20:22:56 UTC
changed summary from
BiDi: hide user icon also in wikis with LTR content language when a RTL user
interface is selected
BiDi: user icon should be displayed properly regardles of the LTR / RTL
orientation of the content language / user interface language

This request is handled more generaly in
Bug 4236: BiDi support for the personal toolbar

The request to hide the user icon is not valid any more.
marking as depending on bug 4236

removed direct dependency to bug 745
Bug 745: RTL/bidirectional issues (tracking)
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2008-11-30 01:08:43 UTC
*** Bug 16502 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Sia 2008-11-30 14:18:47 UTC
also, u try to fix the bug or make just add bug to another bug!?
I'm still looking for answers :)

best regards
Comment 7 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-11-30 20:35:56 UTC
I'm not seeing this bug in Firefox 3 at
Comment 8 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2008-11-30 20:44:17 UTC
Let's keep this bug restricted to the user icon only, and keep bug 16502 for the external link icons.  They seem to be entirely different problems.
Comment 9 Danny B. 2009-01-06 20:27:21 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1061 ***

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