Closed Bug 402240 Opened 16 years ago Closed 15 years ago

[RTL] Need a better way to control the statusbar direction


(Firefox :: General, defect)

Not set





(Reporter: tomer, Assigned: tomer)


(Blocks 1 open bug, )


(Keywords: intl, rtl)


(3 files, 1 obsolete file)

Text in Hebrew Minefield apper wrong in the status bar due to the fact that we want it to be LTR for URLs but RTL for Status text "Waiting for...". 

Previous versions has #statusbar-display{
direction: ltr !important;} in intl.css, but this seem to break the status messages.
Moving over a flock of granparadiso RTL bugs to Firefox for triage.
Component: he-IL / Hebrew → General
Keywords: intl
Product: Mozilla Localizations → Firefox
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I see that the Persian localization [1] solves this by inserting bidi embedding controls in the localized strings, e.g. 



Axel, is it possible to mix UTF-8 and escapes (\u202a etc.) in properties files rather than using invisible characters, which make life very difficult when editing?
Unicode escapes still work, and will remain to work in .properties files.
Any solution for this issue, or we'll have to do the same *workaround* the Persians did?
I think the workaround is actually the most practical solution here.
QA Contact: hebrew.he → general
Blocks: fx3-l10n-he
Blocks: fx35-l10n-fa
No longer blocks: Persian-Fx3.5
Mass-assigning the new rtl keyword to RTL-related (see bug 349193).
Keywords: rtl
Attached file with RLE/LRE..PDF (obsolete) —
Some extra whitespaces removed.
Attachment #321418 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Attached patch patchSplinter Review
This is very important fix we should get fixed before going final, as it is visually appear on every request.
Assignee: nobody → tomer
Attachment #321420 - Flags: approval1.9?
I've added /l10n/he/netwerk/ into the patch of bug 433777 attachment 321801 [details] [diff] [review]. 

ar people - You might wish to do the same in your locale.
Depends on: 433777
This has been reported in launchpad as well
fixed and landed for 'he'. 
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
No longer blocks: fx35-l10n-fa
Blocks: Persian
As Firefox 4 is around the corner, I'd suggest reopening this bug in order to find a better way to do it, as RLE..PDF is not the expected solution.
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