Consider providing the "change directionality of document view" only in wikitext mode
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Since T153356: Using browser functions to switch input direction is impossible in the new wikitext editor VE has a tool to change the directionality while editing. I do understand why such a tool is useful, but only for editing source code. I can't see any real use case for providing this tool in visual mode, too, and find it actually rather confusing there.
In visual mode, the editing surface looks very much like it will look when you save, so if it looks broken or wired due to the wrong directionality, then you have to actually fix this (using the language tool), not to hide it while editing.
Unless I'm missing some use case, I think this tool should be disabled in visual mode, and only be available in source mode.

Schnark created this task.Mar 30 2017, 7:36 AM
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