RE: Designing Data Entry Forms for RTL Environments ...

From: Jony Rosenne (jr@qsm.co.il)
Date: Thu Aug 14 2008 - 12:18:47 CDT

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    > Arabic and Hebrew letters go "automatically" from right to left
    > even with "dir=ltr".

    But they are left aligned and it is confusing and un-neighborly. And if you
    have neutral characters or digits in the data (e.g. company name or
    address), or worse if you have mirrored characters, it sometimes does not
    work out at all unless you manually set it to RTL.

    Let me put it differently: If you see the following as unreasonable, you
    will see why "dir=rtl" is needed: From the point of view of a fair
    proportion of the world, the default direction should be RTL. For those
    users of the rest of the world, when they type Latin or other LTR letters
    their data will go automatically from left to right.

    Jony



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