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BetaFeatures: All icons must have RTL versions
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Beta features have icons to represent them at Special:Preferences.

They usually show a schematic representation of a MediaWiki page with a logo in the top left corner, and this of course means that they should be flipped for RTL languages.

Some of them are trivial - just a horizontal flip.

Some of them are less trivial - for example, in the one for the VisualEditor formula editing I flipped the image and then flipped the Sigma icon inside it so it would still look like Σ and not flipped.

Some of them are even less trivial, for example the icons for the font style experiments. It shows the Latin letter A, and it's weird to show a Latin letter in the beginning of a right-to-left text. Luckily, there are only two major right-to-left scripts, so I made one icon for Hebrew and one for Arabic.

Some relevant sample commits by myself, already merged:

On this commit Jon and Juliusz complained that the image should be re-saved with a smaller size and less metadata:

The SVGs from the previous merged commits may have to be re-done as well.

Any future beta features should have RTL-compatible icons from the start, preferably done by professional designers.

See some more details here:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Design_best_practices#Right-to-left_languages


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 2:17 AM
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Amire80 created this task.Dec 4 2013, 1:08 PM

Done by Amir. In future, it's the PM's job (i.e. my job for now) to make sure this is done before deployment.