Rtl border order

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This page an invitation to discuss whether borders should be reversed when running in RTL mode. Currently, Metacity (Gnome) does not reverse them, a consensus should be reached between users of RTL languages before closing | this bug, and should serve as a reference point when dealing with other similar issues such as placement of desktop icons.

This screenshot shows the current state:

Ltrbuttons.png

This one shows what it woold be like when reversed (GIMP job)

Rtlbuttons.png

The problem is not simply of preference: the placement of buttons is a usability issue, in ltr languages they are usually on the opposite side of the File-Edit.. menus, making clicking on them mistakenly unlikely. The counter argument could be similarity and familiarity across RTL and LTR languages: users who are familiar with LTR modes may find it difficult to adjust to the new layout.