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


The image being flipped is something that is an issue in TPTP. It appears 
that they are not checking the orientation of thier editor when they 
render thier image.

We had this issue in several places when we did the support for BIDI in 
3.1 and that is why we have alternative icons in many places in our Hebrew 
and Arabic catalogues. This looks like a generated image so they will 
likely be able to fix this within thier code.


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
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