Issue 84678

Summary: Text direction set to right-to-left (horizontal) in frame dialog, it doesn't work.
Product: Writer Reporter: redflagzhulihua <ooo.redflag>
Component: codeAssignee: michael.ruess
Status: CLOSED WONT_FIX QA Contact: issues@sw <issues>
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: issues, josefcarel, peter.junge
Version: OOo 2.3.1 RC1   
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Hardware: All   
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Issue Type: DEFECT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Issue Blocks: 84292    

Description redflagzhulihua 2007-12-18 05:24:48 UTC
1. Create a writer document;
2. Insert->Frame->Options->Text direction, set to "Right-to-left (horizontal)", 
click ok
3. Input some characters in the frame.

Text direction doesn't work as expect.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2007-12-18 11:50:08 UTC
This text direction is implemented for CTL languages (like Hebrew or Arabic). If
you have configured an Office with e.g. Hebrew locale and CTL text input, this
will work as expected. 
With Western or Asian text input, "Right-to-Left" text display won't make sense ;-)
Comment 2 michael.ruess 2007-12-18 12:06:28 UTC
Closed, works as designed.
Comment 3 redflagzhulihua 2007-12-18 12:30:50 UTC
I tried check CTL, but I didn't thought of Locale. :-)

But in some cases, Chinese text direction did be right-to-left, e.g., the text 
on a plaque. So it's useful sometimes.;-)

Maybe it can be a enhancement. But not important, seldom used in a word 
processor.
Comment 4 josef carel 2014-01-01 10:28:29 UTC
Im writing in hebrew and I need to have two columns but from right to left but it is imposible to change tehe direction of the columns. In any case I get the columns starting from the wrong side, the left one.