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LTR doesn't work on Hebrew pages
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Author: shayde

In hebrew pages of, the text is
normally aligned to the right. However, English text should
be aligned to the left. The alignment was done using "DIV
dir=ltr" HTML tag, but ut stopped working.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
OS: Windows XP
Platform: PC



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bzimport created this task.Oct 16 2004, 3:37 PM
brion added a comment.Apr 29 2005, 7:59 AM

There isn't a significant amount of English text visible there now.
Is this still a problem?
Can you provide a sample page?
Under which browsers and operating systems does the problem appear?
What exactly is the problem, with a comparison between expected and actual output?

brion added a comment.Apr 29 2005, 8:40 AM

Ganglieri provided a test case at

The problem was this part of skins/monobook/rtl.css:
body * {

direction: rtl;

/* unicode-bidi: bidi-override;*/

unicode-bidi: embed;


By CSS2's rules, the bits under the 'body *' selector actually override an explicit dir="ltr"
attribute on any element in the body. Letting the value just inherit from body should work fine
(tested briefly in Safari 1.3, Firefox 1.0.3, and IE 6.0 on XP SP2).

Committed to CVS HEAD and REL1_4 and installed live.

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