invalid character in RTL ubuntu start pages for 10.04

Bug #595826 reported by Tomer Cohen
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Start Page
Adi Roiban

Bug Description

The Hebrew Ubuntu Start page is featuring an unnecessary > character at top of the page. This isn't a major issue, but make page validation to fail, and the character is displayed to the user.

It seems that this caused by the following code which should get fixed (note the extra ">" character) -
<html lang="he" dir="RTL">>

It looks like some other locales has this issue as well, for example the Arabic page (

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Tomer Cohen (tomerc) wrote :
Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → New
assignee: nobody → Liel Fridman (lielft)
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Liel Fridman (lielft-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I fixed the pages and now my branch is pending for a review.

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Adi Roiban (adiroiban) wrote :


Thanks for reporting this bug.

This bug affects all RTL languages, not only Hebrew, but also Arabic.

I have pushed a fix to the translation scripts and we will wait for the changes to be uploaded on the Ubuntu start page server.

Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
status: New → Fix Committed
assignee: Liel Fridman (lielft) → Adi Roiban (adiroiban)
Yaron (sh-yaron)
Changed in ubuntu-start-page:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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