Bug 1008397 - RFE: Anaconda should mirror the UI for right-to-left languages like Arabic
RFE: Anaconda should mirror the UI for right-to-left languages like Arabic
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vratislav Podzimek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-16 06:08 EDT by Mike FABIAN
Modified: 2013-09-21 16:05 EDT (History)
9 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: anaconda-20.18-1.fc20
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-09-21 16:05:09 EDT
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anaconda-comparing-russian-and-arabic-ui-no-mirroring-is-done-for-arabic.png (153.72 KB, image/png)
2013-09-16 06:08 EDT, Mike FABIAN
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gedit-comparision-english-arabic.png (51.41 KB, image/png)
2013-09-16 06:14 EDT, Mike FABIAN
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gimp-comparison-english-arabic.png (145.44 KB, image/png)
2013-09-16 06:21 EDT, Mike FABIAN
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typing-root-password-in-arabic-in-anaconda.png (42.06 KB, image/png)
2013-09-16 06:48 EDT, Mike FABIAN
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Description Mike FABIAN 2013-09-16 06:08:41 EDT
Created attachment 798202 [details]

GTK applications like gedit, gimp, ... mirror the UI when
running in a locale of a language using a right-to-left script.

Anaconda does not. It should.

(Tested with Fedora-20-Alpha-x86_64-netinst.iso).
Comment 1 Mike FABIAN 2013-09-16 06:14:03 EDT
Created attachment 798203 [details]

gedit screenshots in English and Arabic.

Shows that gedit mirrors when run in Arabic locale.

LC_ALL=ar_EG.UTF-8 gedit 

mirrors the UI,

LC_ALL=en_US.UTF-8 gedit

show the "normal" UI.
Comment 2 Mike FABIAN 2013-09-16 06:21:17 EDT
Created attachment 798205 [details]

Screenshot comparing

LANG=en_US.UTF-8 gimp


LANG=ar_EG.UTF-8 gimp

The UI is mirrored in Arabic.
Comment 3 Mike FABIAN 2013-09-16 06:48:13 EDT
Created attachment 798219 [details]

Another screenshot when typing the root password in
an Arabic installation in anaconda.

One can see the the labels for the password entry fields
have colons (:) on the left side, which looks completely
wrong when the entry fields are to the right of these labels.

This would also be fixed by mirroring the UI, then the entry
fields would be correctly to the left of the labels.
Comment 4 Vratislav Podzimek 2013-09-17 03:50:14 EDT
Patches sent to anaconda-patches.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-09-18 11:46:30 EDT
anaconda-20.18-1.fc20 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 20.
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-09-18 13:44:01 EDT
Package anaconda-20.18-1.fc20:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 20 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing anaconda-20.18-1.fc20'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).
Comment 7 Mike FABIAN 2013-09-19 02:55:21 EDT
Nice, I see it in Fedora 20 Alpha RC4 already!
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-09-21 16:05:09 EDT
anaconda-20.18-1.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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