BuildID: 2002053012 In text fields and text areas, when typing Hebrew text with digits in the middle, can't get the cursor back to the text before the digit using the arrow keys. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Focus on some text field. 2. Type a combined text: "hello 18 hello" (hello = Hebrew text). 3. Repeatedly press the right-arrow key. Actual Results: Cursor stops after digit and won't move right. Expected Results: Cursor should keep moving right when pressing the right-arrow key.
I can't reproduce this bug in either a left-to-right or a right-to-left text field. Can you specify a site where you are seeing the problem?
It is reproducable even in the "Additional Comments" textarea here in the bug's page.
NOTE: It only works with one digit in the middle. My example was wrong, try "hello 8 hello".
Why didn't you say so before? :-) Confirming, accepting.
Assignee: mkaply → smontagu
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This also happens in other text fields outside pages, e.g. the URL Bar and the search bar in the mail client, so I'm not sure 'Browser' is the right product.
Editor: Core is probably the right component. however it seems like simon is going to work on this...
Severity: normal → major
Component: Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic → Editor: Core
OS: Windows 2000 → All
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: Can't go back to text before a digit in text fields → [BiDi] Can't go back to text before a digit in text fields
Any word on this problem? It's still there on newer versions..
(In reply to comment #7) > Any word on this problem? See Bug 207186 for other similar issues with handling the caret in BiDi texts. And no, it's not likely that either of these bugs will be fixed in the foreseeable future. Sad workaround: Use notepad.exe or IE6 to edit the text, then paste it back in Mozilla/Firefox. That's what I and many others do. More details here: http://mozilla.org.il/board/viewtopic.php?p=10025#10025 Prog.
Whiteboard: (lame) workaround in comment #8
This was re-filed as bug 299239. There's a patch there, so duplicating this one to that. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 299239 ***
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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