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Right-To-Left at Mozilla

As we work towards making our products and services more accessible to more people, in more languages, we have started a new initiative to boost Right-To-Left development and support in the projects we deliver to millions of people everyday! With the help of our community; which plays a major role in this initiative, we decided it's about time to start what we call an RTL committee/task force, that Mozilla can rely on to extend, improve and enhance our RTL user experience across products.

RTL Global Committee/Task Force

During a recent l10n RTL Hackathon, participants from Arabic, Persian and Urdu teams have agreed that the RTL committee needs to be first and foremost a global task force – so together they can then address the RTL differences from one language to another as they come.

We are still looking for participants from other RTL languages to join us, so please feel free to spread the word.

This initiative will be mostly developer focused at first - but feel free to join if you think you can also bring your expertise as a tester or with advices about how RTL functions in your language.

Goals

Initially our goals would fall along the lines of

Priority right now is to help find and fix bugs for Firefox OS 2.5 (currently master).

Who can join

Everyone, initially we are trying to create this committee out of RTL native speakers (Arabic, Urdu, Hebrew, Persian) but if you think you can help in any way you're more than welcome. You can be a web developer, a tester, or just a person with an opinion about RTL.

How to join

If you want to join, please subscribe to the mailing list and send in an email introducing your self, your language and tell us you Bugzilla email so other mozillians can ping you on Bugzilla when they need you. We have an IRC channel too for quick discusions and meetings!

Meetings

Soon we will be hosting weekly/bi-weekly video meetings, make sure you're subscribed to the mailing list to get the latest updates.

Resources/Tools

Blog posts

Firefox OS

RTL FxOS RTL development tracking wikis:

RTL Across Mozilla Products

Firefox OS

2.5-specific

Firefox Desktop

Firefox RTL meta: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1217628

Firefox Fennec

Firefox for Android RTL tracker bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=702845

Firefox for iOS

Firefox for iOS RTL tracker bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1160759

Contact

If you need help or have a question please subscribe then send an email to the RTL mailing list. If you need a specific contact or a 1:1 conversation you can contact

  • Delphine Lebedel: delphine [at] mozilla [dot] com
  • Ahmed Nefzaoui: nefzaoui [at] arabicmozilla [dot] org