Last Comment Bug 473823 - problem with the آ in Arabic, it's inverse the text direction and it's happen with all people, all platforms
: problem with the آ in Arabic, it's inverse the text direction and it's happen...
Status: UNCONFIRMED
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Product: Core
Classification: Components
Component: Internationalization (show other bugs)
: unspecified
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Assigned To: Simon Montagu :smontagu
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Mentors:
http://www.cg-cg.net/test/
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2009-01-15 13:41 PST by saanina
Modified: 2009-01-21 01:40 PST (History)
1 user (show)
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source code of the page contains the char (9.13 KB, image/png)
2009-01-15 13:50 PST, saanina
no flags Details

Description saanina 2009-01-15 13:41:36 PST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008121622 Linux Mint/6 (Felicia) Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008121622 Linux Mint/6 (Felicia) Firefox/3.0.5


There is a letter of Arabic that change the direction of text that come after it. 

example : 
آ i love firefox

this is normal one, and all people use it. 

but look : 
example:
آ i love firefox
 



Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I just copy it and paste in anywhere
2.then all text after it and even the codes will go to the -x axis :) 
3.crying ... close the browser .
Actual Results:  
I can't know from where this char came .. but i hope you will do ..

Expected Results:  
Believe me, You will *never* read anything after this char
Comment 1 saanina 2009-01-15 13:50:14 PST
Created attachment 357229 [details]
source code of the page contains the char

look at the codes !
Comment 2 saanina 2009-01-20 16:54:33 PST
The discussion about this bug was in 
http://www.phpbbarabia.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=32703
And the solution  was by using 'div' like in : 
http://www.cg-cg.net/test2/ 

thank you
Comment 3 Simon Montagu :smontagu 2009-01-21 01:40:38 PST
My Arabic isn't good enough to follow the discussion on phpbbarabia.com, I'm afraid, but as far as I can tell this is not a bug in Firefox. Forcing text to right-to-left is the expected behaviour after the character U+202E RIGHT-TO-LEFT override, which appears in the testcase after the آ.

What's not clear to me is why the character appears at all -- is it inserted by the phpbb software, or does it always appear when the آ is input from the keyboard?

Are there any browsers where the forcing to right-to-left does not occur?

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