Number in the Middle

I didn’t measure it, but i probably search Google in English more often than in Hebrew. Under the result link there’s a short summary of the page. Very frequently the first thing that is written in this summary is a date. Google forces right-to-left too strongly on all of the page, so the first number of the date goes to the other end of the summary:

Google search results - right to left
Google search results - right to left

The result is that very, very often i see things like “at most restaurants in 21 Lima and Cusco” and “What if 26 you buy a shite gun”, which doesn’t make sense.

These are the results in complete left-to-right display:

Google search results - left to right
Google search results - left to right

Dear Google, please fix this bug. It’s annoying me for a long time.

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3 thoughts on “Number in the Middle

    1. Why davka him? Is he particularly responsive to random bloggers?

      I reported it through Google’s “Give us feedback” link. I’m not sure that’s it’s very efficient.

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