Issue 59485 - Columns need to be RTL if locale is set to hebrew
Summary: Columns need to be RTL if locale is set to hebrew
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: viewing (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0
Hardware: All All
: P5 (lowest) Trivial (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-12-17 23:47 UTC by bensch256
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:35 UTC (History)
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Description bensch256 2005-12-17 23:47:11 UTC
The canvas needs to display the columns from right to left if the locale is set
to Hebrew, Arabic or Syriac. ie, cell A1 is displayed in the top-right corner
instead of the top-left. This is an extremely serious issue for users of OO in
RTL languages because of formatting of speadsheets coming from excel. 

They have their speadsheets set up to use columns A->E,F,G... but being
displayed RTL instead of LTR. When opened in OO calc, the columns showup as LTR.

Suggested fix:
When the locale is set to hebrew, Arabic or another RTL language, display
columns as RTL, hopefully the navigation system will not have to be reversed.

Comment 1 lars 2005-12-18 12:06:30 UTC
according to I 
reassign this issue to requirements and set the status to new
Comment 2 lohmaier 2005-12-19 22:36:20 UTC
This is an independent setting. Use the context-menu of the table-sheet's label
(the one next to the horizontal scrollbar) and set the table to right-to-left mode.

Comment 3 lohmaier 2005-12-19 22:40:14 UTC
closing issue. Feature already present and working.

Make sure you enable support for CTL in Tools|Options → Language settings,
otherwise you won't be offered the option to make the table right-to-left.
Comment 4 bensch256 2006-01-14 14:02:42 UTC
Thanks for the worksforme.

However, from a usability point of view, if the locale is set to Hebrew, Arabic,
or Syriac, it's logical that the table default to right-to-left. Just because
the user can set the table RTL manually doesn't mean that they should have to if
their locale is a RTL language.

Comment 5 Rainer Bielefeld 2006-10-01 08:01:43 UTC
DUP of  Issue 57433?