Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150037
hebrew text displayed backwards (left-to-right) on page
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050224 Firefox/1.0.1 Fedora/1.0.1-1.3.1
Description of problem:
On http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/9/678467 the hebrew text is displayed backwards (except caption of an article), no matter what hebrew encoding I choose. This problem is specific to firefox for FC3 and does not happen in any other mozilla based browser (mozilla/epiphany/galeon). It also does not happen with firefox downloaded from mozilla.org.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/9/678467
Recompiling firefox without the pango-related patches (30,31,32) fixes the issue.
It appears to be related to a fixed bug in Ubuntu:
I work with an updated version of FC3, and Firefox 1.0.2. As far as i remember,
the bug wasn't there before i updated my OS.
The bug wasn't resolved when i (sudo) edited /usr/bin/firefox so that the
would change to
I hope this bug will be fixed soon.
This was previously a RTL language + pango bug. This appears to be fixed,
however I am unfamiliar with Hebrew so I am not entirely sure. Maybe eng-i18n
can help to verify this.
Please do testing on any recent firefox for FC3, FC4, or FC5 *BUT NOT* RHEL.
In current firefox on FC4 (version 1.0.7-1.1.fc4) the page looks fine.
Just to confirm, this is without using MOZ_DISABLE_PANGO right?