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bug #19142: Right-to-left paragraphs not aligned to the right

Submitter:  Youssef Chahibi <chahibi>
Submitted:  Sun 25 Feb 2007 03:18:08 AM UTC
Category:  Mail Parsing Severity:  2 - Minor
Priority:  1 - Later Item Group:  Incorrect Behavior
Status:  Need Info Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  All Perl Version:  5.8.4
Component Version:  2.6.10-1 Fixed Release: 

Sun 02 Jan 2011 10:31:14 AM UTC, comment #3: 

At this time, I think this will only get addressed with
a contributed patch.

Looking at the drupal url provided for doing bidi, it
appears to be Unicode based, but mhonarc deals with
a variety of character encodings, so something that is
just unicode based would not be sufficient.

If bidi check is to be done, a decision has to be made
on which media-types it would be applicable for.  All
text types?  Or just plain since HTML data should probably
be tagged/encoded correctly already.

Earl Hood <ehood>
Group administrator
Tue 31 Jul 2007 11:03:19 AM UTC, comment #2: 
Youssef Chahibi <chahibi>
Mon 30 Jul 2007 02:48:29 AM UTC, comment #1: 

I'm interested in right-to-left as well, but how would the
parser detect that the paragraph is RTL? Is the only way to
do this by analyzing the character set or are there other

And if it is by character set, can web browsers be set to
do this automatically (or through use of a special CSS file?)


Jeff Breidenbach <jab>
Sun 25 Feb 2007 03:18:08 AM UTC, original submission:  

I mean by right-to-left paragraphs, paragraphs that begin with an RTL character, or several bidi neutral characters followed by an RTL character. See http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr9/#Bidirectional_Character_Types .

Mhonarc doesn't align these paragraphs to the right (example: http://lists.arabeyes.org/archives/doc/2007/February/msg00070.html). The paragraphs are unreadable when they contain LTR characters.
The desired behavior is that the parser detects such paragraphs, and surround them with <div dir=rtl> and </div>. The paragraphs should be aligned against the right margin.

Youssef Chahibi <chahibi>


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    2011-01-03 ehood Priority5 - Normal 1 - Later
    2011-01-02 ehood Severity3 - Normal 2 - Minor
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