[Libreoffice-ux-advise] Page break indicator and RTL

Lior Kaplan kaplanlior at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 01:38:49 PST 2011

On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 11:23 AM, Cedric Bosdonnat <cbosdonnat at suse.com>wrote:

> Hi all,
> Lior reported a problem with the positioning of the page break
> indicators in RTL UI [0]. I can't really find a cool solution on how to
> place that control to fit all cases like
>  * RTL UI / LTR document
>  * RTL UI / RTL document
>  * LTR UI / LTR document
>  * LTR UI / RTL document

In this case, I don't think the directionality of the document is relevant,
only the UI's directionality, we're talking about two options:
* LTR UI - already done
* RTL UI - location should be mirrored, as most of the UI elements.

> In single page view I don't mind moving the control to the right, but
> we'll face problems for book view. We will also have troubles with the
> popup menu for LTR document / UI and book mode when the control is on
> the right.

For book view, the current behavior of the marker location should be kept (=
marker on the right for a right page, marker on the left for a left page).

My question for you is when to draw it on what side... and how to make
> sure the popup menu never goes outside the Writer window?

Can't help you with that, but as it seems that there are calculations for
the popup menu location for the LTR UI, this should also be done in RTL UI
(just from the other side of the screen).

> Lior: the other question for you is: what to do if a document mixes RTL
> and LTR paragraphs?

As stated above - not relevant, only take UI directionality into account.

Thanks for investing the time in RTL issues (:

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