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New Vector search interface is broken in LTR wikis with RTL interface language and vice versa
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Description

To reproduce:

  1. Go to Meta
  2. Enable new Vector and new search
  3. Switch user language to Hebrew. Look carefully at the search box: the placeholder says "search Meta", aligned to the right, and with the Hebrew word חיפוש on the right.
  4. Click the search box. Observe: The placeholder jumps to the other side, and the Hebrew word חיפוש is now on the left.

Expected: The placeholder is supposed to remain in the same place and in the same visual word order.

This happens in all wikis when using them in a language whose direction is different from its content language, e.g. English Wikipedia with Hebrew user language and vice versa. It's particularly relevant for multilingual wikis, like Wikidata, Commons, and Meta.

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Amire80 renamed this task from New Vector search interface is broken in multilingual wikis with RTL interface language to New Vector search interface is broken in LTR wikis with RTL interface language.Apr 8 2021, 3:09 PM
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IKhitron renamed this task from New Vector search interface is broken in LTR wikis with RTL interface language to New Vector search interface is broken in LTR wikis with RTL interface language and vice versa.Apr 8 2021, 3:12 PM