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Directionality of the CAPTCHA textbox must always be LTR
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On RTL wikis, the textbox where CAPTCHA is typed follows the directionality of the page (i.e. RTL). This is a problem because our CAPTCHAs are always left-to-right (English words, or the like).


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 1:52 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz52110.
Huji created this task.Jul 26 2013, 7:10 PM

Huji: Do you really use 1.19.2?
Can you provide a link where this problem can be seen?

Change 80492 had a related patch set uploaded by Amire80:
Force left-to-right on CAPTCHA

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/80492

If I understand correctly, it's in the core, though I may have missed something.

... So I did miss something.

This input box is handled by core and by different extensions - ConfirmEdit, MobileFrondtend, ContentTranslation, etc.

Until we have RTL captcha it should be LTR everywhere. I'd do this:

#wpCaptchaWord {
    /* @noflip */ direction: ltr;
}

The question is in which CSS file to put it. Is there even one that is loaded by all incarnations of MediaWiki - desktop, mobile, ContentTranslation (which avoids the skin)?

Amire80 lowered the priority of this task from Normal to Low.Jul 16 2015, 4:36 PM
Amire80 moved this task from Backlog to MediaWiki-core on the RTL board.
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Amire80 moved this task from Untriaged to RTL on the I18n board.Feb 28 2018, 12:32 PM