Bug 113065 - RTL: Inserted textbox should use current text direction and not always use LTR
Summary: RTL: Inserted textbox should use current text direction and not always use LTR
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 112596 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: RTL-Textbox
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Reported: 2017-10-12 12:22 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2022-11-17 03:46 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-12 12:22:30 UTC
1. open writer with an rtl locale set (e.g. arabic or hebrew)
2. notice that the align right and right-to-left buttons are toggled in the formatting toolbar
3. insert a textbox (Insert > Textbox or click the textbox toolbar button)
4. notice that the align right button is toggled in the text object toolbar, but the left-to-right button is toggled for text direction

Build ID: 4d1ee296def5fde9c77702d3d19d76be33cbdaad
CPU threads: 2; OS: Linux 4.4; UI render: default; VCL: gtk2; 
Locale: ar-SA (en_US.UTF-8); Calc: group
Comment 1 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-10-12 12:31:23 UTC
*** Bug 112596 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Omer Zak 2017-11-15 12:35:20 UTC
Still happens in:

Build ID: 9050854c35c389466923f0224a36572d36cd471a
CPU threads: 8; OS: Linux 4.9; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: en-US (en_US.utf8); Calc: group

OS: Debian 64bit Stretch (Debian 9.2, with some backported packages)

However: align left button is toggled in he text object toolbar, not align right button.
LTR button is toggled, same as reported in the Description.
Comment 3 QA Administrators 2018-11-16 03:42:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2020-11-16 04:01:07 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 QA Administrators 2022-11-17 03:46:07 UTC
Dear Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired),

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