Right-To-Left (RTL) languages and Wine

Alexandre Julliard julliard at winehq.org
Thu Jul 29 13:13:44 CDT 2010

Paul Vriens <paul.vriens.wine at gmail.com> writes:

> I've been in talks with a Hebrew translator for some time now and I'd
> like to have Wine being able to start doing more RTL stuff.
> I'm looking for example at http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1158
> If I run an English winmine.exe on an Arabic box (thanks to the
> testbot) the main window will shows as normal LTR window layout with
> the menu's left justified as well.
> So eventhough the locale is set to Arabic it doesn't turn 'everything'
> into RTL.
> If we don't change the resource files for the RTL languages, that same
> logic will give us LTR Wine applications or am I wrong here?

That depends on the situation. In some cases it can be set globally
through the version resources, in other cases it will have to be set on
an individual resource basis, or specified directly in the code.

I don't think we are quite ready to enable RTL globally though, it's
still pretty broken. I'm currently trying to improve it.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at winehq.org

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