Issue 107413 - BiDi contexts should have two text cursors (caret)
Summary: BiDi contexts should have two text cursors (caret)
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOO320m6
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: Arabic
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-12-03 14:54 UTC by dawnlight
Modified: 2013-08-07 14:44 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description dawnlight 2009-12-03 14:54:49 UTC
I think, as an RTL user, that it is nice to have two carets when my position is
where the text changes directionality.

For example, in the sentence "I love the whole ברי××” and then some", when the
caret is placed before the character "ב", it is also present after the space
which is after the word "whole". So the positions of the carets, represented by
the vertical line would be like "I love the whole |ברי××”| and then some".

Catch my drift?

The main logic to this is that the caret really is in two places. It also gives
the user the visual image of what he should be imagining otherwise.
Comment 1 2009-12-03 15:24:32 UTC
also added the UX team on CC
Comment 2 2009-12-03 15:32:13 UTC
Clarified the subject line. Also tried to add a keyword "BiDi"... which is not yet approved by the QA team.
Comment 3 Oliver-Rainer Wittmann 2009-12-03 15:53:05 UTC
setting appropriate target and assigning to the user experience alias for needed
input on this enhancement.

CC also QA expert.