Administration

Bidirectional Text

Text in a document that goes both left-to-right (LTR) and right-to-left (RTL) is considered bidirectional.

Example:

The inclusion of English language words in an otherwise Arabic text; English words being read left to right with the remaining text reading right to left.

  • Right-to-left languages are fully supported.

  • LTR and RTL text is automatically recognized in the Editor.

  • To mark neutral text (numbers, spaces, dots, etc.) as RTL or LTR, follow these steps:

    1. In the editor, select the text to be marked.

    2. From the Edit menu, select Insert Symbol.

    3. Select Left-to-Right Mark (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+L) or Right-to-Left Mark (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R).

      The selected text is marked as specified and the marking can be viewed in the target with the Display Hidden Characters toggled on under the Format menu.

  • The completed file contains the text-direction information but this information is not automatically recognized by all text applications and if not supported, must be set manually in that application. Test texts modified in external applications by importing them back into Memsource and ensuring the text direction is correct in the editor.

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