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Re: Thunderbird extension for switching to RTL

--- Ayman Hourieh <aymanh at gmail dot com> wrote:
> After searching Bugzilla, I found this bug:
>   http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96057
> I wonder why BiDi controls aren't added to Mozilla's composer.

I read that bug and like most of mozilla's bug reports this one is all
over the place and I'm not certain the bug report outright calls for
Bidi inclusion to Mozilla's composer (and thus affecting or hopefully
affecting thunderbird).  Its more than 2 years old mind you...

In passing, Munzir - could you please include this bug on your wiki
buglist [1] for folks to vote for it.

Ayman, I would also recommend submitting 2 new bug akin to,

 1. Add Bidi support to composer (mozilla and firefox)
 2. Add Bidi support to thunderbird

if they are deemed redundant no harm done, but there will be a clear
enough trail of their need.

> The extension would be a hack if it was for plaintext editing,
> however, it's for HTML emails, I think dir="rtl" is the correct way to
> fix the problem, or at least this is what I managed to figure out from
> the bug report, any ideas?

HTML mails are evil ;-)  I think if you solve the plain text problems,
HTML will be solved as well (those tags are a non-issue).

[1] http://wiki.arabeyes.org/OpenBugs

Thanks for taking the time and investigating & Salam.

 - Nadim

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