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

Ted Mielczarek ted.mielczarek at gmail.com
Wed Aug 27 21:39:15 BST 2008


On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM, Schuyler Erle <schuyler at nocat.net> wrote:

> 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
> former.
>
> 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!
>
>
Presumably the RTL stylesheet ar.wikipedia.org includes does most of this:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/skins-1.5/monobook/rtl.css?169

-Ted
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