RTL desktop and BiDi issues in KDE4

Diego Iastrubni elcuco at kde.org
Fri Jan 25 19:56:31 GMT 2008

On Friday 25 January 2008 21:40:21 Albert Astals Cid wrote:
> No, it's not plain easy, i can do --reverse, but i DO NOT know if what i'm
> getting is correct or not, so the only way we can get this fixed is getting
> more RTL/BiDi users and developers.

yes yes... you are right, I completely agree, but still:

did anyone from SuSE ever tried Kickoff in RTL mode...? (broken, I will fix it 
as soon as konsole and kate are fixed, sorry too lazy to sumbit a bug report, 
but it will come this weekend)

the konsole issue could be spotted by the developer. 

issue 122245 is still valid (I see it from kde 3.0.0, and I still see in in 
KDE 4.0.0, and I have no idea why it happens). It is easy to reproduce 
with --reverse. (http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=122245)

KOrganizer was broken for all KDE 3.2 and fixed in KDE 3.3. The appointments 
were drawn as thin lines. A bug was opened and closed, but it took a whole 
release to get fixed (easily spotted when developing the feature).

Albert, I know how hard  the application developers are working. The goal of 
this thread was not "please don't mess up application" but "I have this issue 
with Qt4, QGraphicsItem and Q*Document, please help me fix it". But still, 
how many of the developers do test do their pet application in RTL mode?

I really want to hear someone smarter then me on this issue, as I am really a 
n00b and I am not that knowledgeable on such low level issues of Qt4.

Haven said that, I do agree with you even more: we need more RTL/BiDi 
developers in KDE :-)

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