Gerard Meijssen wrote:
I do understand from Gangleri that this new
functionality is horribly
broken when it comes to right to left languages.
From my experience with Gangleri's bug reports, I can safely say that what this
means is "it's hard to read the markup in a web browser's text editor,
particularly in Firefox, so sometimes people get confused and type things in the
wrong order when editing".
Unfortunately mixing markup characters, a right-to-left environment, and
left-to-right numbers and keywords often does lead to an illegible mess in the
basic text editor widgets that you'll find in a web browser.
Please note that:
1) Localized (thus right-to-left) keywords can be provided if necessary.
2) Numbers are left-to-right even in the right-to-left scripts. *You thus cannot
avoid mixed-directionality text when doing "math" stuff.*
I take it this code is
still very much experimental until it works properly for *all *the
languages Wikimedia uses MediaWiki for. It would therefore be better to
wait replacing templates until this functionality works properly.
and most importantly:
3) This is no different from the case of templates, whose syntax and markup
usage is nearly *identical* to this extension.
The argument given here thus fails on its face, as it would apply equally
against the use of existing templates.
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com