Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#3265 closed defect (wontfix)

RTL (Arabic) Character Glyphs Not Properly Joining in Safari 5.0.2 (6533.18.5) on OS X 10.6

Reported by: alharaka Owned by: richard@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: potlatch (flash editor) Version: 1.0
Keywords: arabic, rtl, input, tag, edit Cc:


I have tried to input a tag in a RTL language with Potlatch. When doing so, the glyphs do not join, so Arabic characters do not look properly connected, as if each one is written individually.

The current result: ش ا ر ع ا ل ج ز ي ر ة.

The desired result: شارع الجزيرة.

Please see the attached screenshot. I originally thought this was a browser limitation, but it seems to be to specific to certain web-based applications, or input forms, such as Potlatch. Please let me know if you need any more data.

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Screen shot 2010-10-04 at 6.29.20 PM.png (52.5 KB) - added by alharaka 10 years ago.
Screenshot showing glyphs not properly joining in the Potlatch editor.

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Change History (4)

Changed 10 years ago by alharaka

Screenshot showing glyphs not properly joining in the Potlatch editor.

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by alharaka

Also, I forgot to mention I do not the outcome on the renderer side. I only attempted this a few minutes ago, but it appears properly stored in the OSM database in the given the changeset #5954377.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Richard

I presume this is a Flash Player limitation. Potlatch simply uses Flash Player's default TextField? (and Potlatch 2 uses the equivalent within the Flex framework) for entering tags.

I don't have any experience at all in RTL text but if someone who does submits a patch, obviously we'd be happy to look at it!

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by iandees

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

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