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Bug 53361 - clever support for direction in CodeEditor
clever support for direction in CodeEditor
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CodeEditor (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: rtl
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Reported: 2013-08-26 18:40 UTC by Amir E. Aharoni
Modified: 2014-01-03 16:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Amir E. Aharoni 2013-08-26 18:40:22 UTC
Most programming languages are left-to-right, so dir="ltr" should be the default for CodeEditor. However, some programming languages are right-to-left, for example qlb and others (see [[Non-English-based programming languages]] and search the page for Arabic), and they should be supported, too. The direction should probably be a parameter when initializing the editing control.
Comment 1 Ori Livneh 2013-08-26 20:44:56 UTC
Some context:
Comment 2 Derk-Jan Hartman 2013-12-31 10:35:13 UTC
We don't support anything but JS/CSS and Lua right now right ? So this is highly theoretical for now ?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2014-01-03 16:28:25 UTC
Use of explicitly RTL programming languages would be highly theoretical, I would think. :) But neat, if anybody wants to run a wiki using them we'd love the patch I imagine.

Full bidi is however useful for "regular" programming languages that include comments or strings in RTL languages, however.

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