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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Change text direction RTL in LibreOffice on mac

I have marked the checkbox for CTL on language options and I can choose the Right-To-Left button, But on OSX EL Capitan when I type in Hebrew the text gets choppy and the cursor jump the the beginning ...
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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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Firefox on Windows: How to make the text cursor indicate text direction?

When typing text in Windows and switching between left-to-right and right-to-left input languages, you typically get a visual indication on the text cursor to show you which mode you're in (LTR or RTL)...
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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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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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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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Right-to-Left on English display

I have Windows 10 in English, but the Left-to-Right isn't so comfortable for me. How can I switch to Right-to-Left but stay with the English language as the main display language of the system?
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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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How can I edit text in right-to-left direction in Eclipse (on Windows)?

The official website of Eclipse says that they support RTL text editing. They say that, in order to activate RTL support, Eclipse should be started from the command line with argument: -bidi "on=y;...
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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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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 able ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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change Office 2013 to LTR

I purchased Microsoft Office 2013 with Hebrew package (RTL language). But I want to change the toolbars to be left-to-right like the rest of the world... Does someone know how to do it?
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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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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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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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Change default direction to LTR in comments in an existing MS Word document

In MS Word, when I try to comment in a file someone shared with me, the text defaults to Right to Left, even if the whole document is in English. The author of the text has Right to Left languages ...
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keeping right-to-left direction in notepad++

I use ctrl+alt+R to change the direction into right-to-left, but I want to keep it as my default direction so when I close it and open it again, I have the same direction.
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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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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 of ...
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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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How to change Microsoft Word Blog document to LTR?

I've started to write a blog using the Word template, and for some reason, the whole document is aligned to right, instead to left. How can I change the direction so it will Left-to-Right and not ...
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How to display text RTL in Excel

I've got a bunch of spreadsheets with Hebrew names in them. About half have the names typed in proper RTL order, the other half have the Hebrew characters typed backwards in LTR order. All cells are ...
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In notepad I cannot insert a character at the far left of this line that mixes hebrew characters with comma and quotes, when on LTR mode

here is the file http://www.zen76171.zen.co.uk/a.c Call this Image A You see the cursor over there. Hebrew is a right to left language so the left and right arrow keys behave a bit differently ...
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How to convert a Persian pdf file to Microsoft word format?

I have a pdf file which is Persian script and it is a Right-to-Left. Since Persian uses UTF-8 format therefore I can't convert it into a plain text in Microsoft Word, also I can't copy-paste the text ...
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direction does to RTL in Excel when I add sheet

When I add a new worksheet to my workbook in Excel 2010 (by clicking the button insert worksheet next to sheet names), one sheet will be added and the direction goes to RTL from LTR automatically and ...
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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 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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How to put 'Bullets' to right side of text.

Trying to have dual language English and Arabic text. Want to have one text box with conventional English format (bullets to left) Want to have second text box with Arabic (bullets to right)