Re: RTL support in Gnome

On Tue, 2007-01-16 at 11:39 +0200, Yair Hershkovitz wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been working lately on some bugs with RTL (right to left
> languages) support in Gnome.

Thanks Yair for the work.

> I have few suggestions to help improve RTL support in Gnome:
>   1) I want to start a mailing list for RTL support discussions
> ( gnome-rtl gnome org ???)

I don't think it's quite necessary.  One reason is that only people
directly interested in RTL support will be there, while most of the time
one wants comment from main developers of modules or other "interested"
hackers.  You don't get it there.

>   2) I think we should add an "rtl" keyword to bugzilla, for tracking
> RTL issues.

We've been using a tracker bug for everything blocking perfect Persian
support in GNOME for some while, and it's been quite handy.  It's
aliased 'persian':

I suggest you create an aliased tracker too.  When you want to add this
"keyword" to a bug, you just add "persian" to the bugs it blocks...

However, I think you may just want to follow the 'persian' bug.  Almost
everything related to RTL support is listed there, and the
Persian-specific stuff is not that much.

> Tnx,
> Yair.


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