[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 18679] New: Hebrew text selection seems imprecise

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Tue Apr 22 12:45:11 PDT 2008


           Summary: Hebrew text selection seems imprecise
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 525.x (Safari 3.1)
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://www.mechon-mamre.org/i/t/t0101.htm
        OS/Version: Mac OS X 10.5
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Layout and Rendering
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: eric at webkit.org
                CC: mitz at webkit.org

Hebrew text selection seems imprecise

I am not a hebrew speaker.  However, looking at selecting individual characters
on that page, the selection rect commonly starts/stops in the middle of glyphs
(instead of between glyphs, as I would expect).  This is possibly float
rounding issues?  Not sure.  Mitz would know.  Our selection is certainly
better than Firefox on windows, as FF2 seems to not even always select the
vowel markers(?) below the glyphs.  We seem to have the correct selection
height (and maybe even width), just incorrect start/stop points for the
selection rect.

I have not compared selection with the Mac.  It's possible this is

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