Switch between RTL and LTR for start.ubuntu.com

Stuart Colville stuart.colville at canonical.com
Thu Oct 18 10:42:55 UTC 2012

On 17 October 2012 19:53, David Planella <david.planella at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Hi translators,
> I'd like to ask those of you who are either using RTL languages or are
> knowledgeable on them, if you could please help testing the branch [1]
> proposed as a fix for this bug:
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-start-page/+bug/365159
> If you could leave some feedback on the bug report after the testing,
> this would be extremely useful to imrpve the user experience in those
> languages.
> Stuart, are there any specific instructions for testing the page?

First thanks for helping us out with testing this:

If you get the branch:

bzr branch lp:~muffinresearch/ubuntu-start-page/add-rtl-script
cd add-rtl-script/www/current/

The generated files are in the branch so it should just be a case of
opening up index.html  in your browser.


firefox index.html

The code and regexes are based on existing code written by google
engineers to perform this task.

The input should switch between RTL and LTR depending on the the input
chars. The script is provided across all the localised fils so the
file you start with doesn't really matter. Though if you want to, feel
free to test with the index.html correct for your primary language.

If you find it fails (doesn't use ltr or rtl correctly) for a given
string please provide an example of a string that fails. Also any
other feedback please add to the bug report.

I'm interested in making sure that it works expected for more than the
contrived cases I'd throw at it!

Thanks again!



> Thanks everyone.
> Cheers,
> David.
> [1]
> https://code.launchpad.net/~muffinresearch/ubuntu-start-page/add-rtl-script
> --
> David Planella
> Ubuntu Translations Coordinator
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Stuart Colville

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