Learn how easy it is to sync an existing GitHub or Google Code repo to a SourceForge project! See Demo

Close

#882 Buggy text selection and navigation in Hebrew layout

closed
nobody
None
5
2012-08-30
2012-08-16
Qazjap11
No

When typing Hebrew sentences, pressing left button does not behave like expected - the cursor moves half a letter or jumps far back. In addition it is impossible to select some letters or even a word with a mouse - it doesn't show the right selection.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Open empty text file
2. Press Hebrew letter a couple of times
3. Press 'left' button couple of times - unexpected behaviour
4. Try to select some letters in the middle of the string

Version:
geany 1.22 (built on Aug 16 2012 with GTK 2.22.0, GLib 2.26.1)
Ubuntu 11.04 i686

Discussion

  • Qazjap11
    Qazjap11
    2012-08-16

    Pressing 'left' button moves cursor to the middle of a letter

     
  • Qazjap11
    Qazjap11
    2012-08-16

    Bug also presents at:
    geany 1.22 (built on Aug 16 2012 with GTK 2.24.10, GLib 2.32.3)
    Ubuntu 12.04 3.2.0-26-generic x86_64

     
  • Lex Trotman
    Lex Trotman
    2012-08-17

    Scintilla (www.scintilla.org) the editing component used in Geany does not fully support RTL languages.

     
  • Lex Trotman
    Lex Trotman
    2012-08-30

    From Scintilla documentation:

    "Scintilla does not properly support right-to-left languages like Arabic and Hebrew. While text in these languages may appear correct, it is not possible to interact with this text as is normal with other editing components."

     
  • Lex Trotman
    Lex Trotman
    2012-08-30

    • status: open --> closed