Issue 35076 - BIDI buttons should switch to RTL with any font/language
Summary: BIDI buttons should switch to RTL with any font/language
Alias: None
Product: Internationalization
Classification: Code
Component: BiDi (show other issues)
Version: 680
Hardware: PC Windows 98
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo
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Reported: 2004-10-07 00:55 UTC by javahnsinn
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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The bidi toolbar-buttons (6.38 KB, image/jpeg)
2004-10-07 01:09 UTC, javahnsinn
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Description javahnsinn 2004-10-07 00:55:56 UTC
When selecting hebrew or arabic keyboard with the windows tray icon, text can 
be entered right to left, but the only  supported font family is Tahoma 
(allthough O.O.O. can change font style and size which MS Office 2000 can't).

The toolbar buttons should be used not only to right-allign enumeration symbols 
and things like that, but to enter text right to left no matter what language 
or font is selected (much like a Swing textcomponent in Java, but independent 
of character coding).

Juergen Zimmermann
Comment 1 javahnsinn 2004-10-07 01:09:08 UTC
Created attachment 18186 [details]
The bidi toolbar-buttons
Comment 2 javahnsinn 2004-10-07 01:11:26 UTC
Most likely ooo crashes when selecting right to left after a few lines of input
Comment 3 Martin Hollmichel 2005-03-11 13:55:05 UTC
reassign open l10n issue to new default owner.
Comment 4 falko.tesch 2005-03-21 15:41:08 UTC
Reassigned and re-targeted
Comment 5 falko.tesch 2005-10-20 20:27:06 UTC
FT: Re-assigned to requirement default user
Comment 6 eric.savary 2007-04-04 23:50:27 UTC
I don't really understand this issue.
There are 2 different default fonts for Western and for CTL (3 when Asian is ON).
So if you wish to change the default font when writing in CTL, change under
"Format - Character" or in the definition of the paragraph style or under "Tools
- Options - Writer - Basic fonts (CTL)".

Please comment.
Comment 7 nadavkav 2008-05-03 14:07:53 UTC
i don't think this is an issue !

the RTL/LTR toolbar icons(buttons) are for setting the entire paragraph's
language (and justification) and it is not related to the current language input
scheme at the current cursor's position. 

a paragraph can be composed of several languages.

when you switch input language using the keyboard accelerator or clicking the
switch language icon on the toolbar (any OS) it should not change the alignment
of the paragraph in the Word Processor application (Writer)

pressing the RTL/LTR button aligns the entire paragraph (OOo version 2.4.0) as
it should.

there are MANY fonts available to display Hebrew correctly (free and proprietary
OpenType and TrueType in all OSes) it's not a font issue.

please see if you can close this one out (unless i didn't understand it :-)