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Bug 78921 - right alignment of file names for Arabic
right alignment of file names for Arabic
Product: nautilus
Classification: Core
Component: Views: List View
Other other
: Normal enhancement
: future
Assigned To: Nautilus Maintainers
Nautilus Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-04-17 09:08 UTC by Hep Smoreson
Modified: 2006-09-29 19:03 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

Description Hep Smoreson 2002-04-17 09:08:34 UTC
Package: nautilus
Severity: enhancement
Version: 1.1.12
Synopsis: right alignment of file names for Arabic
Bugzilla-Product: nautilus
Bugzilla-Component: View as List

It would be really nice to be able to align filenames in Nautilus' list
view to the right.
This is much more readable when the file names are in languages that
write from the right to the left (Arabic, Hebrew and others).

Ideally this option would be on a per-directory basis, so exoticly and
ordinary named files can coexist on one system without the need to
toggle the alignment manually all the time.

An advanced version would probably have three options: left, right,

The next step could be to add support for even more exotic languages
that write vertically...

------- Bug moved to this database by 2002-04-17 05:08 -------

Unknown version 1.1.x in product nautilus. Setting version to the default, "unspecified".
The original reporter ( of this bug does not have an account here.
Reassigning to the exporter,
Reassigning to the default owner of the component,

Comment 1 Christian Neumair 2005-10-01 12:07:36 UTC
Thanks for your bug report!
I disagree that this should be toggled on a directory basis. It seems to work
correctly when using a hebrew locale, i.e. the whole interface is mirrored
including the file names which are right-aligned.

Do you suggest that if in an LTR locale we encounter RTL strings, they should be
right-aligned as well?
Comment 2 André Klapper 2006-09-29 19:03:20 UTC
Closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Hep, please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information Christian asked for.