problem with the آ in Arabic, it's inverse the text direction and it's happen with all people, all platforms

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9 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: saanina, Assigned: smontagu)


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9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008121622 Linux Mint/6 (Felicia) Firefox/3.0.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: 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 : 
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

9 years ago
Created attachment 357229 [details]
source code of the page contains the char

look at the codes !
Assignee: nobody → smontagu
Severity: critical → normal
Component: General → Internationalization
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → i18n

Comment 2

9 years ago
The discussion about this bug was in
And the solution  was by using 'div' like in : 

thank you

Comment 3

9 years ago
My Arabic isn't good enough to follow the discussion on, 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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