Is there a way to align QGIS map composer legend items to the right, for right-to-left languages? There is only a title alignment option. Furthermore, I found this ticket from 4 years ago regarding same issue: trac.osgeo.org/qgis/ticket/3239

My current workaround is to add spaces in item name, but that only aligns the text, not the symbol obviously.

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It's still an open issue. The ticket on the current bug tracker is http://hub.qgis.org/issues/3239

I imagine a few users with interest in right-to-left languages could easily fund this together.

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    Thanks Anita. I've looked at the sponsorship options for QGIS, and there's a disclaimer regarding lack of "earmarked features". If so, what are the options for this feature to be prioritized higher than "Future release - nice to have"? On a side note, as Arabic is included in the QGIS translations, and a growing Hebrew speaking QGIS community, it would seem a good enough reason, and high demand, for such a feature.
    – HDunn
    Dec 21, 2014 at 21:01
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    The best approach is to contact a developer or some company offering commercial support directly. The disclaimer just means that the project cannot organize these targeted developments.
    – underdark
    Dec 21, 2014 at 21:31
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    @hdunn I'd be happy to discuss this further with you. Send me an email at [email protected] if you want to follow up.
    – ndawson
    Dec 22, 2014 at 22:44
  • @underdark I am also interested in some right-to-left features to be included in Qgis, my question is how to fund specific feature? Mar 5 at 22:38

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