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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Workbench BIDI support flips everything?

Bianca please see the BIDI documentation on this 

Platform Plug-in Developer Guide -> Other reference information -> 
Bidirectional support.

We only change the orientation if the -dir rtl command line parameter is 
invoked or if the -nl command line parameter is invoked with a 
birdirectional language as many of our users in bidirectional countries 
use an untranslated Eclipse.


Bianca Xue Jiang <bjiang@xxxxxxxxxx> 
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05/23/2006 03:26 PM
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[platform-ui-dev] Workbench BIDI support flips everything?

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
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