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

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Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2016 00:29:48 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=28257

--- Comment #31 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Silvia Pfeiffer from comment #30)
> (In reply to Simon Pieters from comment #28)
> > (In reply to Silvia Pfeiffer from comment #26)
> > > The reason for this is that it feels much more natural when you author a cue
> > > text and you say "align:start" and you've made your cue box smaller (e.g.
> > > 50% size) that this box sits at the beginning of the screen and not in the
> > > middle. Everything else is confusing.
> > 
> > So for RTL text, with your proposal, the text begins in the middle of the
> > screen and extends leftwards. Are you saying that that is not confusing?
> > 
> >  +---------------------------------------+
> >  |                                       |
> >  |         txet cibarA                   |
> >  +---------------------------------------+
> >   ^ 0%               ^ 50%              ^ 100%
> > 
> 
> When the text is "align:start" and the box is 50% size, and you have RTL
> text, the text box sits in the right half, not the left half like this:
> 
> +---------------------------------------+
> |                                       |
> |                           txet cibarA |
> +---------------------------------------+
>  ^ 0%               ^ 50%              ^ 100%
> 
> That's the intention of automating the box placement based on the alignment
> and directionality.
> 
> If the algo doesn't describe it this way, then there's a bug for RTL.

Incidentally, that's why the keywords were "start" and "end" in the past and
not "left" and right".

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