Right-To-Left (RTL) languages and Wine

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Wed Sep 29 22:15:20 CDT 2010

  On 9/29/10 2:29 PM, Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> On 29/09/10 21:59, James Mckenzie wrote:
>> And Microsoft Office appears different in RTL rather than LTR.  I 
>> used to work with someone that had the Arabic version of these 
>> programs and it would switch from RTL when typing in Arabic to LTR 
>> when typing in a Latin-based language.
> I'm sorry, but you are confusing several issues here. The question is 
> not whether to implement BiDi (yes, provided we find the working hands 
> to do it) or mirroring (yes, except I don't think we need to bother 
> with mirroring the window decoration UI components that Windows does, 
> and I have not heard anyone else weight in on this issue lately). The 
> question is whether Wine's built in application should set a specific 
> flag to do automatic mirroring.
> Since Word is not a Wine built in application, what it does is 
> irrelevant for this discussion, not because we don't intend to support 
> it, but because it is undisputed we do.
Thank you for the clarification on what the thread was all about.  I 
thought it was a general RTL/LTR conversation.  Pardon the interruption.

Everyone on the thread does have a valid point though and I'll continue 
to watch rather than shout out a comment where it is not needed.

James McKenzie

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