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bug#22786: 25.1.50; eww arabic rendering


From: Mohamed Hibti
Subject: bug#22786: 25.1.50; eww arabic rendering
Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 12:08:35 +0100
User-agent: mu4e 0.9.17; emacs 25.1.50.1

Lars Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> Mohamed Hibti <address@hidden> writes:
>
>> Any arabic website I have tried for instance http://www.aljazeera.net.
>> you can see the rendering in the attached png. The page title is however
>> well displayed !
>
> eww defaults `bidi-paragraph-direction' to `left-to-right', and depends
> on web pages including the "dir" attribute to <HTML> to change that.
> The Al Jazeera web site doesn't do that, so things look wrong.
>
> Is there a simple heuristic we could use to determine that we're on a
> page where we should flip the paragraph direction?  Some pages may have
> a bit of RTL text without wanting to change the paragraph direction
> (like most Wikipedia pages)...


Unfortunaltely, I do not  write offten in arabic and i'm not familiar with
arabic html stuff !!  However, I tried different pages and some of them
as you said do not have specific indication to direction, some use
 (lang="ar" xml:lang="ar" dir="rtl"). 

For me toggling fonts in eww is a good solution. It worked well and have the
advantage of displaying good fonts.

Thanks for all,

Mohamed


P.S. Eli closed the bug.








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