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Request for general and/or specific justifications of 'left' and 'right' in gallery images' caption text
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Author: rocketman1937

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Enhancement request (Wiki markup functionality)

Caption text in a gallery takes on the centering of the gallery. For an uncentered gallery individual image text may be centered by bracketing with <center>...</center>

I have been unable to obtain left justified caption text in a centered gallery, whether that gallery was centered by bracketing with commands or centered via the gallery "align" command.

Related to this see https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43035

If there is a method, please let me know, otherwise the following.

I am proposing Three methods to obtain this:

1.) Do not propagate centering to the text, wether via bracketing or in the align command. The former since bracketing is required to work around a known bug, https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43186. If that is fixed then general bracketed centering would not be necessary and only the gallery braketing would be disabled for caption text - this can be overridden with center command bracketing in the individual caption text.

2.) Add to the gallery syntax 'aligntext="left"', also "center" and "right".

3.) Accept and process in the captions, in addition to "<center>...</center> the markup "<left>...</left>" and "<right>...</right> (the latter for completeness in right-to-left language markup). (These do not work at the present time, I tried them.)

Thanks,

  • Leonard.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:56 AM
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bzimport created this task.Dec 19 2012, 2:31 AM
Qgil added a comment.Mar 7 2013, 5:44 PM

After some discussion on IRC it looks like Parser is a better component for this. Sorry for the noise.

Qgil added a comment.Nov 19 2013, 3:39 PM

Is this a desired enhancement request?

If so, is this bug a good candidate for Google Code-in?

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-In

1.) Do not propagate centering to the text, wether via bracketing or in the
align command. The former since bracketing is required to work around a known
bug, https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43186. If that is fixed
then general bracketed centering would not be necessary and only the gallery
braketing would be disabled for caption text - this can be overridden with
center command bracketing in the individual caption text

I don't think this should be done. I think the majority of time the current behaviour is best.

2.) Add to the gallery syntax 'aligntext="left"', also "center" and "right".

Not opposed to this. (Not entirely sure if I see how useful this would be)

3.) Accept and process in the captions, in addition to "<center>...</center>
the markup "<left>...</left>" and "<right>...</right> (the latter for
completeness in right-to-left language markup). (These do not work at the
present time, I tried them.)
Thanks,

  • Leonard.

Yeah, well those aren't real tags. (Blame the w3c, they only made a center)

Use <div align="left"> text </div>. You can also use the text-align css property

(In reply to comment #2)

Is this a desired enhancement request?
If so, is this bug a good candidate for Google Code-in?
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-In

I don't have strong opinions on how useful a textalign (pt 2) would be. I guess it could be a gci task.

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