document viewer search problem in right to left languages

Asked by Mohammad on 2012-06-06

Hi
when I use the search functionality in document viewer, it searches the letters as if they are written left to right. That is not a problem in english or any left to right language. However, this is a problem in right to left languages. I used it particularly with arabic but I guess it is the same for any other right to left language.
In order for the program to detect a right to left word, the word needs to be written in reverse in the search box.
I will give an english example since the words are easier to understand by everyone but the problem actually only occurs with right to left languages.
if I want to search for the word 'hello', I need to type it in reverse as 'olleh' in the search box.

I am using ubuntu 12.04.

Thank you in advance

Question information

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Ubuntu evince Edit question
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Solved by:
Mohammad
Solved:
2012-06-06
Last query:
2012-06-06
Last reply:
2012-06-06

I suggest you report a bug

Mohammad (thebsom) said : #2

Thank you for the answer.
I have reported a bug and will mark this as solved.