[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 41191] New: HOME/END keys ignore cursor control option in RTL docs

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Sun Sep 25 21:20:14 CEST 2011


https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41191

           Summary: HOME/END keys ignore cursor control option in RTL docs
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: LibO 3.4.3 release
          Platform: x86-64 (AMD64)
        OS/Version: Windows (All)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: Writer
        AssignedTo: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: ted.hopp at gmail.com


In a right-to-left document with cursor control movement set to logical,
the HOME and END keys move the cursor to the visual start and end of the line,
even when those positions are not the logical start and/or end of the text.

To illustrate, consider a one-line document with logical text of "LRL" (each L
means some left-to-right characters; R means right-to-left characters). The
left arrow key will move the insertion point forward in the logical text (as
expected for right-to-left text) and stop when it reaches the logical end.
Visually, the cursor will not be at the (left) end of the line, but instead
will have this visual appearance (cursor shown as "|"):

L|RL

The END key, however, always leaves the cursor at the visual end of the line:

|LRL

This is a problem, because I would expect that pressing the END key and then
typing something would insert at the (logical) end of the text. However, the
logical insertion point in this case would be after the R part of the text.

Again, a similar thing happens at the start of text. HOME always brings the
cursor to the right margin, whether or not it is the logical start of the text.

I hope this is a bug (the HOME and END keys not respecting the cursor movement
option). If it's by design, I'd consider it a very poor design decision and
would appreciate someone explaining the rationale.

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