When we conduct our globalization testing
for BIDI support, we usually set the system locale to a BIDI language speaking
country (e.g. Hebrew in Israel) in "Regional and Language Options"
if not on a native platform. Starting eclipse this way doesn't seem
to make the workbench right-to-left. However, in TPTP, we have a
Test Log Viewer editor that contains a graphical pie chart. The pie chart
is displayed correctly in this case (note the legend used to be on the
right hand side of the pie in a English locale, as well as inside the legend,
icons used to be at the left side of the text pass, fail...):
However, if I use "-dir rtl"
or "-nl he" with eclipse.exe, the workbench started with all
UI parts flipped including the pie chart which is no longer readable:
Which one is the correct case with BIDI
language like Hebrew? Does eclipse.exe has to be started with -dir
or -nl options on a BIDI system? If so, should all the graphics be
flipped at all?
Your help on this will be very appreciated.
Bianca Xue Jiang
ASQ Testing Product UI Development
IBM SWG Rational Software
20 Maguire Rd (office# 15301), Lexington, MA 02421
Phone: 781-676-7619 T/L: 403-7619 Fax: 781-676-7510