Created attachment 53145 [details]
A sample Document with an Arabic word and a "Grow With Color" effect that shows the problem when previewed very clearly
Using Impress Custom Animation and assigning some effects like "Bold Reveal", "Grow With Color", "Color Over by Letter", "Color Over by Word" and Shimmer would reverse Arabic letters
Steps to reproduce:
1. Type or paste any Arabic text
2. Apply the effect "Color Over by Letter"
3. The preview shows the Arabic letters in reverse direction
Arabic letters are reversed with some effects
Arabic is an RTL and effects should be applied in a right to left direction
Platform (if different from the browser):
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/535.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Ubuntu/11.10 Chromium/15.0.874.106 Chrome/15.0.874.106 Safari/535.2
Please add screenshots of the problem.
I tried to attach a screen shot but I just discovered that in version 3.5 Beta some one removed all those custom animation effects altogether. The bug is not reproducible anymore. Though I prefer if we fixed those effects rather than removing them, I would close this bug for now.