WORK IN PROGRESS
Issue i105270 - see here
The following is about how to solve this issue for OpenOffice.org.
Text Alignment - OpenOffice.org vs. OpenDocument
In OpenOffice.org (OOo) the text alignment attribute values
RIGHT are treated independent from the writing direction of the paragraph.
In OpenDocument (ODF) which relies on XSL - http://www.w3.org/TR/xsl/#text-align - the text alignment attribute values
RIGHT are mapped to
END respectively and are dependent on the writing direction of the paragraph.
This is the root cause of issue i105270. The text alignment of a paragraph whose writing direction is right-to-left and which is text-aligned at the right border is stored by OOo by ODF attribute
fo:text-align="END" is interpreted by OOo as internal text alignment attribute value
RIGHT in order to align the paragraph at the right border. But, this is not correct. According to ODF the text alignment attribute value
END means that the paragraph is text-aligned at the end-edge in the writing direction. For a right-to-left paragraph this is the left border.
It looks like as this issue is easy to fix:
- Just change OOo's interpretation of
RIGHT/END and everything is ok.
Unfortunately, it is not that easy :(