[Mediawiki-i18n] RTL-lang messages in a multilingual wiki

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Feb 27 14:55:16 UTC 2007

 From the Multilingual MediaWiki project we can show you this .. 
http://mw.visc.us/ara:Main_Page this page is there for Arabic and it 
does do a reasonable job of doing a LTR. We think that MLMW will be 
particularly useful for Commons.

Brianna Laugher schreef:
> Hello,
> Please compare
> http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&uselang=he&type=signup
> to
> http://he.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Userlogin&uselang=he&type=signup
> On Commons, the messages appear RTL text direction which is correct,
> but on the left, which I imagine is as unnatural as right-aligning for
> English.
> Evidently there is some sitewide setting for he.wp that tells it to
> display messages right aligned. Commons default language is English
> which is left aligned. I guess that using uselang=he is not enough for
> it to display messages right aligned?
> Should we (Commons) go and insert <span align="right"> around every /he message?
> Would this solve it?
> (Would this be a *good way* to solve it?)
> thanks,
> Brianna
> user:pfctdayelise

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