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The closing parenthesis in جورج_(توضيح) not displayed correctly

RESOLVED INVALID

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Core
Layout: Text
RESOLVED INVALID
6 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Biju, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows XP
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Description

6 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:6.0a2)
Gecko/20110528 Firefox/6.0a2

http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/جورج_(توضيح)
ie
decodeURI("http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AC_%28%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B6%D9%8A%D8%AD%29")

It looks like the closing parenthesis on above url with Arabic Text is not displayed at correct place. It appear different on wikipedia article title and URL bar.  I also noticed this on TEXTAREA and INPUT form control etc.

I feel it should appear like ( جورج_(توضيح 

PS: I dont read/write/speak Arabic 
I assume this issue will be there in Hebrew also.
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Comment 1

6 years ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_(disambiguation)
I think this is probably correct, though somewhat unfortunate.  The URL bar is inherently left-to-right, because URLs are inherently left-to-right, so a parenthesis at the outer edge of a chunk of right-to-left text matches its left-to-right container.

Within the article, everything is right-to-left so the parentheses are both right-to-left.

But opinions of those who actually do read bidirectional languages probably matter more here.
Yes, as things stand this is correct. There has been some discussion recently on http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-iri/ about defining a "higher protocol" for displaying Bidi IRIs, though I don't think this specific issue has come up yet.
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Comment 4

6 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> I think this is probably correct, though somewhat unfortunate.

Yes it is difficult, in case of
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/something(andجورج_(توضيح))
There are 2 parentheses at the end.
Where the last is displayed at right place,
but one before should go soon after "/something(and"

So basically the corresponding opening parenthesis decide how closing parenthesis should appear.

So I have another suggestion 
in indic unicode characters we have "\u200B" "\u200C" to decide how a character next to it should appear.
May be we need some thing like that in UniCode for parenthesis to tell how it should appear ie, appear as "right-to-left" or appear as "left-to-right" even in middle of "right-to-left" characters.
We do have those characters (see LRM, RLM, PDF et al), and if the page uses them, the URL appears correctly.  Example:

http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/جورج_(توضيح)‏
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%AC%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%AC_(%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%B6%D9%8A%D8%AD)%E2%80%8F

(I was stunned that wikipedia actually shows the correct page under that situation!)

But it's true that the current situation with bidi URIs is sad.  This bug is invalid nevertheless.  :/ :(
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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