It seems Unity(3d) does not work correctly when the system locale is
an RTL language. Alot of work needs to be done on the NUX/Unity front
so that won't make for the LTS. Someone wrote a patch that fallback
to unity-2d if the locale is RTL. I think this is an important issue
that needs attention. So now its upto the Desktop team to make a
decision I guess.
here is the bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ayatana-design/+bug/963682
and the branch:
What does the desktopers think?
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