Bug 22386 - The shape of caret does not indicate the language direction
Summary: The shape of caret does not indicate the language direction
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Layout and Rendering (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://www.google.com/
Keywords: PlatformOnly
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-20 11:25 PST by xlyuan
Modified: 2010-08-23 02:34 PDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Description xlyuan 2008-11-20 11:25:57 PST
1. Go to google.comn
2. Switch keyboard to RTL language, say Hebrew
3. Try to type some Hebrew in Google search box
4. Observe the shape of the caret

The shape of caret is always plain in Chrome and Safari, it doesn't indicate the language direction

The shape of the caret should reflect the input language direction

1. IE7 always uses direction caret
2. Firefox by default uses plain caret, but if we switch keyboard to RTL language, then the caret will switch to direction caret
3. Screen shot can be found at: http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/710/chromecaretpv1.jpg

This is tracked in Chromium as: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=4572
Comment 1 Jeremy Moskovich 2009-01-29 14:46:46 PST
Related to bug 3710, which is the OS X parallel - "REGRESSION: display a split caret when on boundary between LTR and RTL text"