[Libreoffice-ux-advise] [Bug 121182] Western acronyms not correctly formatted in RTL context

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Tue Nov 6 14:11:26 UTC 2018


--- Comment #5 from ajlittoz <page74010-sf at yahoo.fr> ---
(In reply to Khaled Hosny from comment #4)
> (In reply to Ali Baghernejad from comment #3)

> It isn’t a bug. You get the same behavior in any other application. The
> direction of the characters in not determined by the language, but by fixed
> Unicode character properties and the Unicode Bi-direction Text Algorithm
> (http://unicode.org/reports/tr9), which LibreOffice is complaint with.

I take the point. But there is something on which LO Writer might improve.

I played a bit with the sample file containing the directionality markers.
There is no visual clue they are present. Worse, even when positioning the
cursor where they're supposed to be, you can't delete them with Backspace or

To get rid of them (to edit/tune the sequence), you must select more then need,
erase and retype the extra selection.

Definitely, some indication when "display formatting marks" is enabled would be
more user-friendly. Something in the way NO-BREAK SPACE or soft hyphens are
shown against a grey background, the same as for field content or index anchor.

Should this be described in a separate feature request? Or could this NOTABUG
be transformed into such a feature request?

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