Last modified: 2012-07-25 10:16:21 UTC

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Bug 4357 - facilitate syntax for BiDi editing (tracking)
facilitate syntax for BiDi editing (tracking)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n, tracking
Depends on: 3983 4356 5121 12082 12226 12361
Blocks: rtl tracking
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Reported: 2005-12-22 15:26 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2012-07-25 10:16 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-22 15:26:48 UTC
This is a meta-bug for items where wiki syntax, MediaWiki message syntax,
configuration syntax for extensions etc. should facilitate BiDi editing.

Please note that the bidirectional (BiDi) algorithm does not applay in editboxes
as users would expect because:
- the rendering of the content of the editbox is similar to rendering of *one*
paragraph only
- the number of nesting levels supported by the BiDi algorithm is limited
- if Unicode BiDi characters are present they are not displayed in most browsers
- if Uniode BiDi characters are encoded as HTML entities these are handeled /
rendered as text in order to be edited; same applays to all dir="foo" occurences

Offering a syntax that allows users to use multiple lines would make it easier
to overcome known broser bugs related to:
- cursor movements and caret positioning
- selection of text
- etc.
Comment 1 Andrew Garrett 2009-07-29 16:38:51 UTC
Adding 'tracking' keyword.
Comment 2 DieBuche 2011-02-17 10:19:48 UTC
We close tracking bugs when all of their children are closed, right?

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