[Libreoffice] [REVIEW] text orientation, not text direction

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 31 07:50:44 PDT 2011

Hi Lior, *,

On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Lior Kaplan <kaplanlior at gmail.com> wrote:
> In my RTL bugs talk during the conference, I showed a weird option in the
> tables options -> text flow tab which refers to RTL text as vertical
> (guessing a feature for Japanese). See attached screen shot.
> I'm attaching to patches to fix this:
> 1. A string change (trivial).

But that change doesn't improve anything at all. I immediately
understand what the difference between "left-to-right" and
"right-to-left (vertical)" means, but what the heck is "horizontal"?
that could also be right-to-left, and more importantly: Vertical could
also be left-to-right written vertically.

So I don't see any benefit in changing those. (on the contrary, it
would replace clear labels with "need to try them to figure out what
they do" ones.

As for "Text direction" vs "Text orientation" - I don't really care,
although I'd associate left-aligned vs right-aligned more with
orientation, and the overall writing layout with direction, but then
again I'm not a native speaker...


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