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math must always be left-to-right, even when rendered as HTML
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Math formulas are always left-to-right (LTR), even in right-to-left languages. In PNG rendering this works correctly, but in HTML rendering the formula may appear reversed. For example, <math>^{355}/_{113}</math> will look in HTML rendering as 113/355, even though it should be 355/113. Since "HTML if very simple or else PNG" is the default preference, this makes many formulas appear incorrectly in RTL wikis.

When HTML rendering is used, span dir="ltr" or style="direction: rtl" must be applied to the formula.

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Severity: enhancement



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:33 PM
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fixed in r85464. Also made the plain TeX output mode be ltr. Hope that's correct.