A different style of language where characters or glyphs are read from right-to-left (RTL), as opposed to the English way of left-to-right (LTR). Some RTL languages include Arabic, Persian, and Hebrew.

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Is there any way to reverse text and *character* direction in a pure text document?

I have some text in Latin script (English transcription of Farsi) that I would like to display right-to-left in ordinary text documents (and on my iPod) – is that possible? How? Here’s an example of ...
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How to change the text direction in LibreOffice?

I need "right to left" text direction to write in Persian.
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How to switch writing direction (LTR/RTL) in Word 2007?

I received a word document that was probably created on a machine with some sort of right-to-left locale (e.g. Middle East). All text is in English but editing it is a pain. However, I can't figure ...
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How to untoggle Right-to-Left text in Notepad?

I hate to have to ask this but... I've seemed to accidentally hit a couple hot-keys and my Notepad is now showing text from Right-to-Left. What was a that hot-key combo and what can I do to reverse ...
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How can I order multi-level list numbers right-to-left regardless of paragraph direction?

When you create a multilevel list in Microsoft Word 2013 (or earlier versions), then by default the list numbers (e.g. 3.2.4, where 3 here is the top most level) appears correctly for Left-to-Right ...
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“Document Text Embedding” feature for Unicode text editors

In Yudit text editor there is "Document Text Embedding" feature, which allows to change the default text embedding (left-to-right or right-to-left) for the entire document (and it is not saved on Save ...
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How to make right-to-left footnotes in Microsoft Word

If I am using a right-to-left language in Microsoft Word 2010 and want to use footnotes, how do I make the line above the footnotes (dividing them from the main text) also be on the right side? As in ...
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Maintaining word order when copying Hebrew from and SE site to MS Word

When I try to copy text from Mi Yodeya (the Judaism SE site, which I usually render in Chrome) into a MS Word document (using Word 2007 on Windows 7), e.g. this one, I find that Hebrew text comes ...
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My powerpoint seems working in right-to-left

I don't seem to find a way to switch it off. See picture. There seems to be no way to say the paragraph is not RTL. There are addable RTL buttons in the customize ribbon dialog, but they are grayed ...
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How to set the default page layout from RTL to LTR in Excel 2010?

Whenever I open an Excel spreadsheet, it is displayed in a right-to-left layout by default (i.e the right most column is A and I need to scroll to the left to reach further columns). I can change ...
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How to change default text direction in Power Point 2010

My Power Point default text direction is right to left. How can I change it to left to right?
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Viewing pages from right to left in microsoft word

On 2-page view, I want to see the pages from right to left, like so: instead of This has something to do with right-to-left languages. I found a few suggested solutions that didn't work (one ...
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How to prevent interface flipping in GTK 2.16 for right-to-left languages (Arabic, Farsi)?

For programs using the GTK 2.16 interface, GTK automatically chooses the language for common items according to system settings, and when the language is right-to-left it automatically flips the ...
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Using VIM, how do I remap directional keys from right hand to left hand?

This is the best solution I've seen so far: " Map Right Directionals to Left Commands noremap s h noremap d k noremap f j noremap g l " Map Left Commands to Right Directionals noremap h s noremap k ...
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How to change the text direction on Windows?

Sometimes when I'm typing, text orientation changes from LTR to RTL, but I am not able to find any shortcut to change the text direction on Windows. How can I change the text direction inside a text ...
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How can I prevent Ctrl+Shift from changing the text direction?

In Windows 7 and 8, the following keyboard shortcuts exist when both left-to-right and right-to-left languages are installed: Ctrl+Right Shift sets the text direction to right-to-left. Ctrl+Left ...
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Show 1 paragraph Right-to-Left and 1 Left_to-Right in Notepad

I have 2 paragraphs in Notepad i want that 1 should be shown from Left_to-Right, and the second from Right-to-Left, how do i do that?
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What is U+202e? [closed]

This comic is funny, changing everything from LTR (Left to Right) to RTL (Right to Left). The U+202e part is what I would like to know how to do. Is this a keyboard command? A unicode character to ...
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Reversed text in Chrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the text direction on Windows? I was typing something in Chrome and all of a sudden, the text reversed. It was now typing Right-to-Left like Arabic instead ...
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Switch text direction to right-to-left in Chrome under Ubuntu

In Chrome under Windows, I can press right control+right shift and the text direction in text fields and text boxes becomes right-to-left. But under Ubuntu, nothing happens. In other programs (Gedit ...
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How do I keep the text language, direction, and alignment the same when replying to html emails and inserting a signature?

One of my users has the following issue in Outlook 2003: When she creates a new message with her signature automatically appended, the text direction is right to left as it should be (all the ...
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Extract text from PDF with a right to left language

I'm trying to extract text from a PDF with right to left language, and the text is get is mirrored. This happens in Nitro Reader 2 and Adobe Reader. How can I do it so that the text extracted will be ...
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Right-to-left writing in OSX Microsoft Office

I bought a MacBook pro last week and I installed Microsoft Office on it but when I want write Farsi (or Arabic) on it, it shows a seperate one (instead of سلام it show س ل ا م ) any one know how can ...
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How to get Word 2003 to make my print layout go from left to right?

My copy of MS Word 2003 was installed on my computer with the locale set to Israel, so among other things my Normal.dot template was set up for right-to-left. I managed to fix most of the Hebrew ...
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Allowing the terminal to write Arabic

How can allow the terminal on Linux to write Arabic without reversing its words? For example, when I write "زمالك" it is written from left to right. How can I fix this?
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Typing a Unicode RLM on Windows XP with a numpad-less keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Typing strange letters¿ w/o numpad? My desktop keyboard doesn't have a numpad: And I like it that way because it saves space on my desk. However, I want to be ...
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How can I get Microsoft Word 2003 to go left-to-right by default

Whenever I open MSWord 2003, the direction is right-to-left. It becomes very annoying to reset paragraphs back to left-to-right every time. How can I fix this? I tried deleting C:\Documents and ...
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How To Save Unicode Right-To-Left File File So Formatting Retains?

I want to save hebrew text with right-to-left direction into a .TXT or .HTML file but what retains is only Unicode but not right-to-left formatting. My phone (Sony Ericsson W850i) is not a smartphone ...
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How to indent files in windows explorer to the left in right-to-left Windows?

I have a computer with Windows installed in a right-to-left language (such as Arabic or Hebrew). This means that the GUI is in Arabic\Hebrew and is Right-to-Left (yes, Start button is on the right and ...
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Know of any invisible right-to-left characters in Unicode?

A common problem with right-to-left text and many text editors is that while the actual right-to-left characters are written right-to-left, the punctuation (nominally) following such a sentence is ...