i use the version 1.1.0 of pcmanfm on my debian machine with arabic locale .
i've this problem, the icons should be aligned to the right in compact view not to the left because Arabic is right to left ;)
this picture show what i mean
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This issue should be handled in 1.2.0-beta0 version of libfm. Test it, please, when it's possible for you. Note that you should recompile pcmanfm to use new version of libfm.
Thank uou very much.