Search text input in Hebrew always right-aligned

Reported by Tom Berger on 2009-04-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Start Page
Low
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Ubuntu Translations
Low
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Bug Description

The Hebrew version of the start page is correctly right-aligned, as is the search text input box. The problem is that when searching for something in English (or any other LTR language) it remains right-aligned, which can be a very annoying (consider that users in Israel are likely to be searching for stuff in English most of the time) . The solution I've seen on Google, for example, is that as soon as you start typing non-hebrew characters the alignment changes to the left (don't know how - maybe javascript). I think that this is what we should do too.

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :

Hi Tom,

Thanks for reporting this problem. I can confirm it.

For testing the Google behaviour we can try this link http://www.google.co.il/setprefs?sig=0_uLLAIf208axFA1nvRDSS0OFpwp0=&hl=ar

The Ubuntu link is http://start.ubuntu.com/9.10/index.html.he

Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) on 2009-11-19
Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
status: New → Confirmed
Adi Roiban (adiroiban) on 2010-05-19
Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
importance: Undecided → Low

See the linked branch containing script to switch rtl / ltr based on the first detected strong character. I'd be interested in seeing this tested and provide comments here with any feedback.

Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
David Planella (dpm) on 2012-10-18
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
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