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Re: Thunderbird extension for switching to RTL
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: Thunderbird extension for switching to RTL
- From: Ayman Hourieh <aymanh at gmail dot com>
- Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 18:54:09 +0300
The extension sets the direction to RTL by changing the dir attribute
of the message's body to rtl, so English text will show up
AFAIK, there is no other way to change direction in Mozilla-based editors.
One way to solve the probem would be div tags, the user highlights a
paragraph and hits a toolbar button to change the dir of the div.
I don't think it's that hard to implement, but I'm still new to XUL,
and documentation isn't that complete, so in many cases it requires
checking the code of other extensions to figure out things, but if
there is demand on it, I can try to do it.
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 00:20:30 -0700 (PDT), Nadim Shaikli
<shaikli at yahoo dot com> wrote:
> I'm not a Thunderbird user, but can we get this support (what is the
> status and what is missing in terms of Arabic support - is it enumerated ?)
> adopted into the Thunderbird's main trunk ?
> I'm also not sure if by RTL you mean Bidi with RTL defaulted or shear RTL
> in which english is even reversed... Maybe a screenshot with both Arabic
> and English mixed text with and without the "patch" would help.
> Salam & keep up the great work.
> - Nadim