[Foundation-l] Elections email

Andrew Garrett agarrett at wikimedia.org
Fri Jun 10 12:37:25 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 10:06 PM, Amir E. Aharoni
<amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:
> There are several technical issues with it:
> 1. I already voted. It may be a good idea to send this only to people
> who didn't.

I don't think this is possible.

> 2. The subject says "2009".

Whoops. I updated everything except the subject.

> 3. The email is sent in English and Hebrew. I don't know how did the
> system find out that that is my preferred language, so it's a bit
> weird, but in general i'm happy about this localization. There is
> still a problem, however: since the text is bidirectional and this
> email is sent in plain text, the Hebrew text is garbled and hardly
> readable. One way to solve this is to send the email as HTML and to
> define the Hebrew part as dir="rtl". This is relevant for all RTL
> languages - Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto, Divehi and many others.

That's very good feedback, thanks for letting me know.

Andrew Garrett
Wikimedia Foundation
agarrett at wikimedia.org

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