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Feature #15764

Improve right to left support in Thunderbird

Added by goupille 11 months ago. Updated 11 months ago.

Status:
Confirmed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Category:
Internationalization
Target version:
-
Start date:
08/04/2018
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Feature Branch:
Type of work:
Research
Blueprint:
Starter:
Affected tool:
Email Client

Description

Apparently, using thunderbird in a language that requiers writing from right to left causes problems solved by the installation of this add-on :

https://addons.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/addon/bidi-mail-ui/

since we're preventing the installation of add-ons, a user suggested that we look into shipping this one in tails.


Related issues

Related to Tails - Feature #15807: Define & apply clear criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and language packs Resolved 08/18/2018

History

#1 Updated by intrigeri 11 months ago

  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille
  • QA Check set to Info Needed

Apparently, using thunderbird in a language that requiers writing from right to left causes problems

Such as?

(Ideally: link to upstream bug reports. Worst case, sufficient info to reproduce and report upstream.)

#2 Updated by goupille 11 months ago

  • Assignee changed from goupille to intrigeri

if I understood correctly, the main issue is that the message body is still centered to the left when using a right to left locale.

there are a lot of people complaining about that for years and that add-on is regularly mentioned as the only solution.

I found several very old tickets about that :

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96057
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119857

I also resent you the original report.

#3 Updated by intrigeri 11 months ago

  • Subject changed from right to left writing in thunderbird to Improve right to left support in Thunderbird
  • Category set to Internationalization
  • Status changed from New to Confirmed
  • Assignee changed from intrigeri to goupille
  • QA Check deleted (Info Needed)
  • Affected tool set to Email Client

I took a look:

  • the add-on is actively maintained upstream; for example, support for Thunderbird 60 is WIP and some issues are left to be fixed, so I don't think we can install this add-on yet
  • the add-on is in Debian, somewhat maintained but not super actively

So I think we should advice users who needs this to install icedove-bidiui via Additional Software Packages for now (please do so), and then let's come back to it once Thunderbird 60 support is completed upstream.

#4 Updated by goupille 11 months ago

  • Assignee changed from goupille to intrigeri

intrigeri wrote:

So I think we should advice users who needs this to install icedove-bidiui via Additional Software Packages for now (please do so), and then let's come back to it once Thunderbird 60 support is completed upstream.

ok, done.

#5 Updated by intrigeri 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #15807: Define & apply clear criteria for including dictionaries, fonts and language packs added

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