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Parenthesis after usernames in personal toolbar mispositioned due to lack of RTL direction
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screenshot of how my username displays on he.wikipedia

My username is "Sage Ross (WMF)". In the personal tools bar and page title on RTL wikis, it shows up as "(Sage Ross (WMF"


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Severity: minor

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bz49255

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:55 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz49255.
Ragesoss created this task.Jun 6 2013, 2:22 PM

I'm almost certain this is a dupe report.

Bug 49255, bug 45941, bug 45932 might all have the same underlying reason. Anybody who knows the codebase better, feel free to mark as a duplicates.

(In reply to comment #2)

Bug 49255, bug 45941, bug 45932 might all have the same underlying reason.
Anybody who knows the codebase better, feel free to mark as a duplicates.

These are really all upstream bugs, related to bi-directional text problems. I'm adding Amir on CC. I think we have to close all of these as "WONTFIX" and add an "upstream" keyword. MediaWiki is not the level at which we can or should address this, I think. What are your thoughts, Amir?

  • Bug 43588 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Change 78477 had a related patch set uploaded by Mwalker:
Provide direction hinting in the personal toolbar

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/78477

mwalker wrote:

*** Bug 52684 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

The latest bidi (bi-directional text) algorithms in Unicode 6.3.0[1] are addressing this type of issues. I'm setting this to "low", as over time, browsers are expected to implement these algorithms so that they will be resolved.

[1] http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/

Change 78477 merged by jenkins-bot:
Provide direction hinting in the personal toolbar

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/78477

This should be fixed by Matt's patch, I would appreciate if someone could verify.