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BiDi: user icon should be displayed properly regardles of the LTR / RTL
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Author: gangleri

Screen dump will follow.


As far as I know RTL wikis do not display icons in Monobook skin. This includes
the user icon, link icon, mailto icon, irc icon etc.

However if you log in to a LTR wiki and select a RTL user interface the user
icon will not disapear. It will be misadjusted.

If it is not possible to adjust it properly it would be better to hide it. I
have no clue if Monobooks and / or Java have control over / would kwnow

  • if the content language is LTR or RTL
  • if the selected user interface is LTR or RTL

See related bugs:
bug 2341: missing space between user and user talk links if user name is RTL only

Please add dependencies on browser specific tracking bugs if you can identify these.

Thanks in advance for all your efforts!
best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 21 2014, 8:55 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz3956.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).
bzimport created this task.Nov 13 2005, 8:48 PM

gangleri wrote:

screen dump for bug 03856


gangleri wrote:

required actions:
log in at [[eo:Speciala:Preferences]] (I presume your user name contains latin
characters only) and change preferences to language=*he*
go to
you will see there the overlapping icons

gangleri wrote:

better bug title (?)
BiDi: Fix skins in wikis with LTR content language for proper display of the
user icon when a RTL user interface is selected

some actions might be required to fix the user icon / the apearance of "some
icons" in a RTL wiki when a LTR user interface is selected

gangleri wrote:

changed summary from
BiDi: hide user icon also in wikis with LTR content language when a RTL user
interface is selected
BiDi: user icon should be displayed properly regardles of the LTR / RTL
orientation of the content language / user interface language

This request is handled more generaly in
Bug 4236: BiDi support for the personal toolbar

The request to hide the user icon is not valid any more.
marking as depending on bug 4236

removed direct dependency to bug 745
Bug 745: RTL/bidirectional issues (tracking)

brion added a comment.Nov 30 2008, 1:08 AM
  • Bug 16502 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

sia wrote:

also, u try to fix the bug or make just add bug to another bug!?
I'm still looking for answers :)

best regards

ayg wrote:

I'm not seeing this bug in Firefox 3 at

ayg wrote:

Let's keep this bug restricted to the user icon only, and keep bug 16502 for the external link icons. They seem to be entirely different problems.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1061 ***