Issue 24113 - Although document language is set to Hebrew text direction is LTR in Writer Web [WAS: althugh the local is set to Hebrew, new HTML documents start as English]
Summary: Although document language is set to Hebrew text direction is LTR in Writer W...
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: BiDi (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.4.0
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 11 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-01-05 15:06 UTC by sforbes
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:00 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
Latest Confirmation in: ---
Developer Difficulty: ---


Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this issue.
Description sforbes 2004-01-05 15:06:28 UTC
Windows 2003/Gentoo Linux/ OOo 1.1 With Hebrew local, and HTML save charset set
as windows-1255:

When starting a new HTML document, the new document starts as LTR and all new
elements are LTR by default.

As the local is set to Hebrew, I would expect everything should start as RTL,
like writer does.
Comment 1 Dieter.Loeschky 2004-04-06 12:48:15 UTC
DL->US: Could you please handle this?
Comment 2 Martin Hollmichel 2005-03-11 13:55:13 UTC
reassign open l10n issue to new default owner.
Comment 3 falko.tesch 2005-03-21 15:44:21 UTC
Re-assigned to owner DL suggested (US)
Comment 4 ulf.stroehler 2005-03-21 16:22:27 UTC
Assuming the following settings: 
 * Tools/Options/Languages/Default languages for documents: Hebrew
 * Tools/options/Load/Save/HTML Compatibility/Character set Hebrew (ISO-8859-8)

With the above settings the html charset and LANG style are ok. Hence the
"Summary" of this issue is at least misleading. Changing.

The only thing missing is the Direction which has to be set manually at the
moment (currently DIR="LTR").

In contradiction to the submitters expectation we shouldn't set the text
direction what ever it is (LTR/RTL) in direct connection to the desktop locale
(that would be a bug) but make it comply to the document language. BTW. that's
how Writer it actually does.

US->AMA: pls. dispatch.
Comment 5 Mathias_Bauer 2005-12-02 14:26:23 UTC
Retargetted due to workload
Comment 6 kaplanlior 2008-04-09 12:06:05 UTC
The bug still exists in 2.4.0. Please update the bug info and reassign/dispatch.