Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Paragraph direction auto-detection in input text widgets

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 218823

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Core
Layout: Text
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enhancement
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 218823
12 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: zwnj, Assigned: mkaply)

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(Depends on: 1 bug, Blocks: 1 bug)

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Future
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Dependency tree / graph

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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4

As Unicode TR9 says, direction (of bidi algorithm) of paragraphs should be
auto-detected from the first strong character of paragraph.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a page with TEXTAREA
2. Type in TEXTAREA in Latin and an RTL language
3. Make some paragraphs randomly

Actual Results:  
All paragraphs' direction is same.

Expected Results:  
Every paragraph's direction should be as TR9 says.
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Updated

12 years ago
Blocks: 285718

Updated

12 years ago
Depends on: 218823
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Updated

12 years ago

Comment 1

12 years ago
How is this not a dupe of 218823?

Comment 2

12 years ago
i found bug 218823 comment 36 to be the most amusing, at best this bug is a
subset of that bug.

Comment 3

12 years ago
(In reply to Behnam Esfahbod, comment #0)
> Expected Results:  
> Every paragraph's direction should be as TR9 says.

Actually, the TR9 says this:

> "When a higher-level protocol specifies the paragraph level, it is not
necessary to apply rules P2 and P3"

http://www.unicode.org/unicode/reports/tr9/#The_Paragraph_Level

HTML is one such higher-level protocol.

Behnam, if you want this in Mozilla (and it seems many of us do), you should
lobby Simon's suggestion and get the W3C to change their specs. Until then, I
don't see this implemented.

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Target Milestone: --- → Future
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Comment 5

12 years ago

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 218823 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE

Updated

9 years ago
Component: Layout: BiDi Hebrew & Arabic → Layout: Text
QA Contact: zach → layout.fonts-and-text
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