[OSM-dev] Arabic text on wiki.openstreetmap.org?

Schuyler Erle schuyler at nocat.net
Tue Aug 26 18:31:49 BST 2008

One of our collaborators here in Bethlehem, after attempting to
translate some pages in the OSM wiki, pointed out that Arabic text does
not display correctly. Compare
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Ar:Main_Page with
http://ar.wikipedia.org/ and note how the text is correctly
right-justified in the latter and incorrectly left-justified in the

It would seem that the MediaWiki people have figured out how to display
right-to-left character sets correctly; is there anything we can do to
get this working right in our wiki? Thanks in advance!


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