13 February 2003

lmjohns3: if you use a locale with right to left text direction, GTK+ will automatically flip the direction of standard widgets.

This means that if you have a GtkHBox, items added with pack_start() will end up on the right hand side of the box, and ones added with pack_end() on the left (after all, they aren’t called pack_left and pack_right).

To see what happens, try out the “flipping” test in the testgtk program included with GTK.