[LON-CAPA-users] Full support for Right-To-Left languages?

Itay itayf at nospammail.net
Tue Jun 5 09:35:41 EDT 2018


We are interested in developing content in Hebrew which is a Right-to-
left (RTL) language.We have authored several test problems in order to see the extent of
RTL support.To achieve correct directionality of the text within sentences we have
used the <span> tags with the RTL attribute.However, this does not provide good support for RTL alignment of
paragraphs.For example, in a radiobutton response, the radio buttons appear on the
wrong side, see minimal example below. 

We haven’t found in the manuals any instructions for authoring content
in RTL languages.We wonder if full RTL support is available for Lon-Capa content and
interface (including menus, etc.).If such support is not available built-in, we would appreciate any
information as regard to implementing such support.
Minimal examples follow below.
(Note: this message was sent to the developers' list but did not receive
any response.  So we try our luck here.)Thank you in advance.

Itay Furman & Yair Naveh
Jerusalem College of Engineering, Israel

  <!-- Test full RTL support : demonstrate wrong placement of submission
  field. -->  <script type="loncapa/perl">
    $a=&random(1,10,1);  $b=&random(1,10,1);  $c=$a+$b;
  <startouttext />
    <span dir="rtl">חשבו: כמה זה $a + $b?</span>
  <endouttext />
  <numericalresponse answer="$c">
    <textline />

  <!-- Test full RTL support :
       demonstrate wrong placement of radiobuttions, and wrong alignment
       of margins. -->  <span dir="rtl">
    <startouttext />
    כמה זה 1+1?
    <endouttext />
    <radiobuttonresponse max="10" randomize="yes">
      <foil location="random" value="true" name="foil1">
        <startouttext />2 (זוהי תשובה נכונה).<endouttext />
      <foil location="random" value="false" name="foil2">
        <startouttext />4 (זוהי תשובה שקרית).<endouttext />
      <foil location="random" value="false" name="foil3">
        <startouttext />5.5 (זוהי תשובה שקרית).<endouttext />

  <!-- Test full RTL support : demonstrates correct mixture of RTL and
  LTR pieces. -->  <startouttext />
  <span dir="rtl">
    לפני המשוואה  <!-- This text precedes the equation (on the
    right). -->    <m>\(c = a + b \)</m>
    אחרי המשוואה. <!-- This text follows the equation (on the left). -->    <br />
    לפני האנגלית, <!-- This text precedes the english text. -->
    english text between hebrew text,
    אחרי האנגלית. <!-- This text follows the english text. -->
  <endouttext />

Done minimal examples.



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