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[Bug 28257] [webvtt] start/end linked to left/right [I18N-ISSUE-422]

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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:18:31 +0000
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--- Comment #25 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Martin Dürst from comment #20)
> (In reply to Silvia Pfeiffer from comment #19)
> > 1st you find a place on the video into which the text should go. This box
> > depends heavily on the context of the video content and the speaker. So, if
> > you decide to make the cue box only 50% width and place it , then you have
> > decided that the text should go into that area.
> > 
> > 2nd you write the text into that box. Whether that text is ltr or rtl is
> > irrelevant.
> Well, in general, that's okay. But the case we are worrying about is a case
> like the following: Due to what's on the video, you have a choice of putting
> the box in the lower left or the lower right (or the lower center). Because
> you think about left-to-right writing systems, you decide to put it lower
> left.

You also can decide not to restrict the width of the box at all. You would only
restrict it if there is something you're trying to avoid. That avoidance is
independent of the writing direction.

> The 1st/2nd model will work for all left-to-right languages, but for
> right-to-left languages, the box will need to be replaced (which the
> translator tasked with creating the text may not be able to do) or the
> result will look weird.

Why would it need to be replaced? If it avoided something on the right, then
rendering the text as in the image is completely correct.

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