Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I really like this add on but I have experienced a problem that I have yet to resolve. When composing an email with the default setting "left to right", an email written in English (and therefore left justified) with Hebrew insertions becomes right justified after it's sent. This appears, not only in the sent folder as right justified, but also also in the replies by my email's recipients. And no matter what I try to do to force it to be left justified it keeps going back to right justified. And this has a residual effect on punctuation which looks out of place. I believe that the recipients receive it correctly - nobody's complained. It's just the message view in Thunderbird or the "Edit Message as New" option that creates the incorrect justification. I understand that this may (or may not) be a Thunderbird problem as opposed to a BiDi Mail UI problem.

Please file a bug report

Please file a bug report at www.mozdev.org/bugs/ and attach such a message, as I'm not sure I understand the exact details.

Works well Rated 5 out of 5 stars

good and stable

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It would be perfect if it was possible to have both RTL and LTR in one message.

The line spacing option is great.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing!
all i was looking for was an extension that would add the text direction buttons for when i'm writing an email.
this extension does that and so much more.
i could hardly believe it when i looked through my inbox and messages that up till now were displayed backwards suddenly started displaying correctly!
thank you so much! i don't know how i survived without this all this time...

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi,
Thanks for a great add-on!

I have just installed it, so I cannot write a proper review, but seeing it works with mixed Hebrew/English text is already of great use for me.

I did find what I believe to be a bug though. Unfortunately I couldn't find a direct way to contact the developer a possible bug. Hopefully you will read it here:

When writing RTL message, the Tab option (moving chosen text inwards) is reversed, shown as LTR tab. It works, but confusing.

Kind regards,
Guy

garbled text when forwarding Heb message Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Why didn't I know of BIDI before? Now I can insert English and punctuation marks in Hebrew, and it appears as it should!

One problem remains:
In general I have no problem when forwarding an email that contains Hebrew, but sometimes when I receive an email in Hebrew, and then I forward it, the Hebrew appears like this:
ª×§×™×™×, שוב ערב ×
To circumvent the problem, I copy the Hebrew from the email and paste it in my forwarded letter

As I mentioned, the problem does not occur always; only with some emails

I thought BIDI might solve this problem; it doesn't

Any suggestions?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Awesome! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A must for any RTL user.
The default spacing problem should defanetly be addressed and able to be changed via setting and not through config editor, but with the workaround I can live with it for now.
Great add-on!!!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Great addon Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I had the same issue with the "paragraph" vs. "body text" and I was about to uninstall, only to file the workaround that fixed that.

It works like charm.

Erez, adding an option to set it without going to the config editor is a good idea.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Latest version sets email to Paragraph Mode Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Since the last version, every new email is set to use Paragraph mode as default. (the default in Thunderbird is Body). For some reason it is stated as a feature in the change log. I find it very annoying and there's no way to change it other than uninstalling the add-on which is what I just did. FYI

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

I assume you're more annoyed by the spacing issue than by the paragraph mode - as without paragraph mode you can't set per-paragraph direction.

The spacing should not increase by default, this is a bug: https://www.mozdev.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=24380
(possibly even not my own bug, although I can't tell yet)

You can avoid this behavior by setting
bidiui.mail.compose.alternative_enter_behavior
to false in Tools|Options|Config Editor

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It's a great, and important, add-on but the last version has an annoying change, every new email, or a reply, is, automatically, set to paragraph. If there is something that I hate, and that a developer should never do, is a forced and unchangeable defaults!
Due to this change I uninstalled this add-on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Not unchangeable

You can avoid this behavior by setting
bidiui.mail.compose.alternative_enter_behavior
to false in Tools|Options|Config Editor

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great work, a must have for those who write in RTL languages, should be shipped with thunderbird.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Superb Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great solution for RTL and bidirectional composition. It should be built in Thunderbird itself.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.6). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great, and is the only REAL solution for BiDi (right-to-left) messages.

The only pitfall is the fact that it sometimes causes TB to revert the text to 'Variable width' instead of using the setting that was set under 'Options > Composition > HTML > Font'. It's a bit irritating that when you go to the end of a line (press 'End'), the font changes.

But all-in-all, an excellent work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.5).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Please file a bug...

What you describe seems to be Thunderbird's behavior rather than ours - I don't touch the font that way. But please file a bug at www.mozdev.org/bugs/ and try to provide me with instructions on how to reproduce this bug.

Great plugin, but this should be a core feature of TB Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This is an essential plugin or rather should not be a plugin but should be rolled into core and maintained within Thunderbird. I have just upgraded to 3.1.2 only to find out the plugin is out of date and my Thunderbird again does not support RTL.
The next upgrade for Thunderbird should really not launch without a built in RTL support.

And thanks again for the BiDi UI team for filling this whole with a plugin until it's taken over by the core Thunderbird team.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Well, write them...

If people write the Mozilla Messaging people with this request, it might happen... see also:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=464436

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

יופי! אבל אייל, אפשר לקבל גירסה עבור TB3.1?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

שלום רב. אני לא מצליח לפתוח או להתקין את התוסף..ולצערי סובל מאוד מזה שאני לא יכול לשלב עברית ואנגלית ב "ציפרעם". יש לי מערכת הפעלה חלונות XP . כשאני מנסה להפעיל את התוסף הוא לא מזהה מה פותח את הקובץ של התוסף עם סיומת xpi נא עזרתכם..

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly (so far) in TB 3.o0Pre (Shredder) with Hebrew.

Thanks so much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly (so far) in TB 3.o0Pre (Shredder) with Hebrew.

Thanks so much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works perfectly (so far) in TB 3.o0Pre (Shredder) with Hebrew.

Thanks so much.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4). 

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

It makes opening some messages slow.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.4).