Misaligned preview in open dialog with right-to-left locales

Bug #334515 reported by Yaron on 2009-02-25
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Translations
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape

While opening the "Open file" dialog box in Ubuntu 8.04 and Inkscape 0.46 (That ships with this release)
The preview shows only part of the displayed image and the "No Preview" text (In Hebrew) when there's no image is only partial

Please have a look at it, this bug was posted earlier at the Inkscape bug tracker as:

The picture titled "inkbug" is with preview
The picture titled "inkbug1" is without preview

Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :
Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :
description: updated
description: updated
Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

A pre-release of the upcoming Inkscape 0.47 is now available in Ubuntu
Karmic for testing. Because *so* much stuff has changed compared with
the version you reported your bug against, would you mind re-testing
this new version and see if this bug is now resolved?

Karmic Alpha CD ISO images are available at:


If you're not testing Karmic yet, there are .debs of this new Inkscape
for Jaunty, Hardy, and Intrepid here:


You might find further bugs when testing this alpha release. If that is
the case, please file a NEW bug report here:


Thanks ahead of time for your testing efforts, and enjoy the new Inkscape!

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - preview is aligned out of box in open dialog
+ Misaligned preview in open dialog with right-to-left locales
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Hi Yaron,

Do you still have this bug in Inkscape 0.47? Thanks

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Incomplete
Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

If anyone can guide me on how to change the locale for a single app
temporarily I can go back and check that.. I don't have a Hebrew localized

David Planella (dpm) wrote :

You can try:

    LANGUAGE=he_IL.UTF.8 inkscape

But if you are testing translations, I'd very much recommend running a localized machine in your language.

Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

If I was the only translator I would have probably done that but since there
are many lousy translators the Hebrew interface is still not intuitive
enough for my needs (for the average user there's absolutely no problems)
Therefore I must use the English interface
I hope that sooner or later we will be able to allocate more human resources
towards damage control, untill then we can only educate the new translators
so they wont repeat the mistakes the past translators did
Thanks for the advice though, I'll sure try and arrange another machine here
with Hebrew interface on it although it might take a while...
Kind regards,
Yaron Shahrabani

Does this bug still affect you, Yaron? Please respond if it does.

Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: New → Incomplete
Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

Of course it is, because its vte related, we should wait so that vte will
support complex scripts, until then this bug is still valid.

Yaron (sh-yaron) on 2010-08-25
tags: added: i18n rtl
tags: added: translation
Yaron (sh-yaron) wrote :

Sorry, it has nothing to do with vte, I guess its only related to the way GTK handles RTL, I don't see the point in the "translation" tag...

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

You're right. Bad choice of tag! :)

tags: removed: translation
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Finally got round to checking this out in inkscape_0.48.0-1ubuntu1. I can confirm that the preview is cropped. I can't read/speak Hebrew, so I can't confirm the text issue!

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in inkscape:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in ubuntu-translations:
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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