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

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Tue Nov 6 14:37:31 UTC 2018


--- Comment #6 from Khaled Hosny <khaledhosny at eglug.org> ---
(In reply to ajlittoz from comment #5)
> (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
> Delete.
> 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?

That is a different issue and I agree the current behavior is sub-optimal, we
support making several other invisible characters visible, and we should extend
that list. Please open a new issue for this (I don’t know how to make the
invisible characters visible, though, but hopefully someone will know and fix

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