Open Bug 220934 Opened 16 years ago Updated 9 years ago

fields in helper application properties dialog should stay LTR when the UI is RTL


(SeaMonkey :: Preferences, defect)

Windows XP
Not set


(Not tracked)


(Reporter: tsahi_75, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


(Keywords: rtl)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; he-IL; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; he-IL; rv:1.3.1) Gecko/20030425

when the interface is aligned to the right, e.g. when using a RTL
language (like hebrew or arabic), in Edit > preferences > navigator > helper
applications, select a mime type and press the Edit button. at least the MIMe
type and the extention fields should be LTR, and i think the "open using:" field
should also be LTR. even if the folders on disk have RTL names, the general
direction is usually LTR.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.aligning the interface to the right: add these lines to the file intl.css, in
the locale\en-US\global, in the en-US.jar file (the language pack file, in the
chrome folder):

/*make UI RTL */

window,dialog,wizard,page { direction: rtl; }

menu { direction: rtl; }

outliner { direction: rtl; }
/*or whatever. i was told some of these are obsolete. */

 * make sure search from address bar remains in RTL

#urlbar .autocomplete-search-engine
direction: rtl !important;

 * keep Composer <HTML> Source tab LTR

#doctype-text { direction: ltr; }

2.start mozilla.
3. go to the dialog in the description

Actual Results:  
fields are all RTL

Expected Results:  
some of the fields should be LTR even with RTL language pack.

smontagu fixed a bunch of these in bug 157607, by adding the class "uri-element"
at the proper places.
Blocks: 157607
CONFIRMED with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; he-IL; rv:1.5)

tsahi: isn't it about time that you will contact the proper people to get
bugzilla privlages, so your bugs won't need to be confirmed?

Ever confirmed: true
Blocks: 219070
No longer blocks: 157607
Mass-assigning the new rtl keyword to RTL-related (see bug 349193).
Keywords: rtl
Component: Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic → Layout: Text
QA Contact: zach → layout.fonts-and-text
Assignee: mozilla → nobody
Component: Layout: Text → Preferences
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
QA Contact: layout.fonts-and-text → prefs
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