RTL languages support is broken

Support for bidirectional (BiDi) text that includes Right-to-Left (RTL) languages such as Hebrew, Arabic, and Persian is broken since first version of Prime (worked great on old scanner)

All texts in RTL languages appears reverse.

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  • Can confirm. FWIW, this also occurs when submitting new wayspots in Pokemon Go, although the text does appear in the right direction in existing wayspots in that game.

  • Prime still feels like beta with this rtl bug.

    I miss the redacted/ orig

  • Thanks for flagging this @Jepakazol  Please provide your device model, OS, and the app versions to help us investigate this issue.  

  • It occurs on every device running prime. I'm using OnePlus 5T with OxygenOS 10.0.1.

    See the image:

    Portal name and description are:

    לואש ןג

    יקסבוחינרשט לואש ש"ע

    Needs to be rotated:

    גן שאול

    ע"ש שאול טשרניחובסקי

    It happens also in linking, in keys inventory and in any other area of the scanner with portal names.

  • JepakazolJepakazol ✭✭✭
    edited December 2020

    To explain the problem:

    This is how you read English on Prime if English was a RTL Language: ishT si woh uoy daer hsilngE no emirP fi hsilgnE saw a LTR egaugnaL

  • GreenVamGreenVam ✭✭✭✭✭
  • mortuusmortuus ✭✭✭✭✭

    Same in swedish language.

  • DestroyerTJDestroyerTJ ✭✭✭✭✭

    Я уже создал такую тему неделю назад. Ищи в общем списке.

  • Hi Niantic, can we please have RTL again please?

    .siht ekil daer ot gniyonna yrev si tI

  • .seman 'slatrop daer ot gniyrt elihw seitluciffid ruo sdnatsrednu lliw enoemos litnu siht ekil gnitsop peek tsum ew sseug I

  • Oh, Niantic, why don't you fix this annoying bug?

    Don't you want more players around the world? Aren't we important enough to get some developer time to google some Right-To-Left solutions?

  • Why this is still a thing? :'(

  • Bumping because it's still not fixed. Every RTL text appears reversed. Includes portal info and chat. It's difficult to socialize or read portal names when everything is backwards.

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