Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#8489 new defect

Arabic keyboard has strange default number font

Reported by: kimquirk Owned by: sayamindu
Priority: high Milestone: 9.1.0-cancelled
Component: keyboards Version: not specified
Keywords: cjbfor9.1.0 Cc: khaled
Blocked By: Blocking: #6808
Deployments affected: Action Needed: never set
Verified: no


build 8.2-760

Strange number font happens when changing between Roman and Arabic characters.

The numbers look like an italic font, but after you hit a few roman letters, then the number font changes back to non-italic.

Need some real test cases to understand the compose and right-to-left needs for arabic. Here is where the tests need to be documented:

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by sayamindu

  • Cc khaled added

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by sayamindu

For reference, the behaviour of numerals is explained at

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by khaled

I don't understand what exactly is the problem and in which activity does it happen. Any way, current default Arabic fonts are almost useless that I don't expect any good.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by mstone-xmlrpc

  • Keywords cjbfor9.1.0 added
  • Milestone changed from 8.2.1 to 9.1.0

Pushing out to 9.1.0, per edmcnierney's request.

comment:5 Changed 7 years ago by cjl

  • Blocking 6808 added

(In #6808) Adding a few more recent OLPC Trac bugs and link to an Arabic tracking ticket opened at Sugar Labs:

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