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Feedback as requested:

Well, first of all, the wording is generic and has some redundant text.
If I were to read this tender, I would assume whoever published it is
either technically incompetent, or has been told by a third party to
publish the tender, and would be ill-equipped to offer guidance to
whoever wants to address the issue, including regarding the causes and
potential avenues for a fix. That's off-putting.

Among other things, the tender itself should list key relevant
"technology standards", related third-party libraries/tools,
subtrees/directories within the LO source tree etc. More specifically, I
should be seeing some paragraphs regarding pdfimport,  i18util, string
mirroring, character classification etc.

I would also expect to see text explaining the significance and public
'visibility' of this issue: This single issue prevents LO from being
used to edit, or even view, PDF files with content in any of the RTL
languages (Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Hebrew etc). It is a big deal.

Also, perhaps it should be made clear we are expecting a robust fix, not
some kind of reverse-the-reversed-text hack, or using single-character
text runs or some such silliness.



one of the approved [1] tenders is the

        Tender "Text runs of RTL scripts from imported PDF are reversed"

The board would like to work together in public with all of you on this tender before it gets 
officially published. The current draft is therefore shared at

The board is happy to get your feedback and proposals. We'd like to discuss this ideally in the 
board call after next, i.e. on Monday, May 16, at 1800 Berlin time. Please send your feedback to 
the public mailing list. Thanks a lot to all community members 
involved for working on the tender draft!

Looking forward to your feedback,



Xisco FaulĂ­
LibreOffice QA Team
IRC: x1sc0

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