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Untranslated gadget descriptions have incorrect directionality in RTL user languages
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See screenshot. It is particularly evident in "Configurable edit buttons (old style)" where the colons are mixed up.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 11:49 PM
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siebrand created this task.Aug 2 2011, 12:23 PM

Isn't this part of the more generic problem that untranslated messages anywhere in the interface will have their directionality messed up when characters that 'go both ways' (such as parentheses and colons) are involved?

Indeed it is. We can do it MediaWiki-side (see bug 14649) and/or wait until HTML5 is implemented in browsers, which will probably fix these kinds of BiDi issues.

/me votes for "wait"

I added dir="auto" in r106051 which fixes the gadget descriptions, currently only in Chrome. It's not the best solution, but it's an improvement.

Qgil added a comment.Apr 21 2013, 1:17 AM

(In reply to comment #3)

/me votes for "wait"

Do we still need to wait, or did browsers other than Chrome and HTML5 catch up?

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