RTL: Copy/Paste Arabic results in reverse order of Arabic phrases after pasting
Submitted by Germán Poo-Caamaño
Assigned to poppler-bugs
As reported in https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evince/issues/489
Hello, When I copy phrases from Arabic PDFs and then past it anywhere , the order of words becomes reverse.For example when I copy " بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم " then past it anywhere it becomes " الرحيم الرحمن الله بسم " For more explaining - in English - If I copy "Hello Ali" the result after pasting is "Ali Hello" . Contrary to English, Arabic is written from right to left. You can download a document which has the same Arabic phrase "بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم" from the following link http://www.gulfup.com/?tCcbsP And If you like in the following link you can find several Arabic PDFs http://librebooks.org/
The first link does not work. However, I tried with a random book from the the second one (http://librebooks.org/) and it is reproducible.
It may be related to Bug 105015, although the reverse text in that report is per character. Selecting/Copy/Paste is per word.
At last but not least, I tested it with poppler-glib-demo, but I am filing this issue to general as I notice the RTL support is lacking across frontends.