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Bug 1392145 - libreoffice close button appears on the right side in an RTL locale under Wayland
Summary: libreoffice close button appears on the right side in an RTL locale under Way...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libreoffice
Version: 27
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Caolan McNamara
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: WaylandRelated
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-11-05 08:02 UTC by Hedayat Vatankhah
Modified: 2018-03-25 11:50 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: libreoffice-
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Last Closed: 2018-03-20 18:23:29 UTC
Type: Bug

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seems ok for me (deleted)
2016-11-05 21:00 UTC, Caolan McNamara
no flags Details

Description Hedayat Vatankhah 2016-11-05 08:02:16 UTC
Description of problem:
In an RTL locale, the 'Close' button of applications appear on the left side. However, under Wayland, it doesn't happen for libreoffice (but works for other applications I use). 

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Comment 1 Caolan McNamara 2016-11-05 20:53:03 UTC
I doubt its wayland related. Do you mean the little close button *inside* the menubar ?

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2016-11-05 21:00:57 UTC
Created attachment 1217630 [details]
seems ok for me

This is what I get with 
export LANG=ar_EG.UTF-8
with libreoffice-langpack-ar installed

Comment 3 Hedayat Vatankhah 2016-11-06 07:20:02 UTC
No, I'm referring to the close button on the title bar. Notice that I *don't* have any RTL langpack installed for libreoffice, so it uses English by itself and the little close button appears on the right, and I'm OK with it. However, the close button on the title bar should appear on the left, like any other application.

Note: it works as I expect under Xorg, so it is somehow related to Wayland.

Comment 4 Caolan McNamara 2016-11-06 18:45:38 UTC
Hmm, it must be the gtk_widget_set_default_direction we use to make gtk match text direction of the UI with the text direction of the UI language in use. This must additionally affect the toplevel window-manager-a-like settings under wayland. Not too sure what to do about that, seeing as if a user does select to use a LibreOffice RTL UI inside a LTR environment we do want to force gtks direction. *perhaps* we can wiggle things around to try and leave the toplevel widget as the system direction or something of that nature. Probably all fragile stuff though.

Comment 5 Hedayat Vatankhah 2016-11-07 06:37:23 UTC
That's correct. I tried running gnome-calculator with LANG=en_US.UTF-8 in an RTL locale, and the close button for it also appeared on the right. So, the close button placement follows application's locale rather than desktop locale... :(

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Comment 8 Caolan McNamara 2018-03-16 15:36:09 UTC
Tried a few things. Beginning to look like that if we continue to change LANGUAGE etc to the user's ui language then its going to affect the built-in csd titlebar. So one solution is to set our own explicit titlebar of the desired direction

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2018-03-18 19:00:25 UTC
libreoffice- has been pushed to the Fedora 27 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See for
instructions on how to install test updates.
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Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2018-03-20 18:23:29 UTC
libreoffice- has been pushed to the Fedora 27 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 11 Hedayat Vatankhah 2018-03-25 11:50:59 UTC
Thanks a lot, it is fixed :)

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