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Subject [Bug 121193] New: Alt + Left/Right Arrows in RTL editing moves like in LTR
Date Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:56:09 GMT

          Priority: P3
            Bug ID: 121193
           Summary: Alt + Left/Right Arrows in RTL editing moves like in
          Severity: normal
        Issue Type: DEFECT
    Classification: Application
                OS: Mac OSX, all
          Hardware: Mac
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
           Version: AOO 3.4.1
         Component: editing
           Product: word processor

While editing a Hebrew/Arabic texts, Alt + Left/Right-arrows moves to the
previous/next word, but in Hebrew, the arrows behavior is reversed. 

Make sure Alt+Left/Right move in the direction the arrow requests. 
The same goes to Alt+Shift+Left/Right.
Just like in English, when you ask to Alt+Left to move to the word on your

In other words: 
Alt+Right jumps left, instead of to the right (original intent is to jump to
the previous word location, meaning... right, in Hebrew/Arabic).
Alt+Shift+Right - same reversed behavior.
In the same way, Alt+Left and Alt+Shift+Left should jump to left, instead of to
the right.

This relates to the 92224 bug, which was initiated at 2008 and reported of
awkward keyboard shortcuts behavior on the Mac, but this is an annoying issue I
find rather annoying while editing RTL texts. I'm using build 9593 of
OpenOffice (3.4.1).

Just to be clear, I've checked other applications on the Mac, and this behavior
works fine in TextEdit, Mail, and Notes applications. This is an OpenOffice


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