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 of the word after I press space.

I can't use this great tool. By the way I use Libreoffice 5.0.4


Perhaps the cursor is actually in the correct place but is just getting displayed in the wrong place. I have experienced this with right-to-left scripts on some systems. To test this:

  1. In a new document, type one word, press space, then type another word.
  2. Save as PDF.

Are the words rendered correctly in the PDF file?

You may find that the stable version has more reliable rendering than the "fresh" 5.x series. I have had trouble with several scripts when using 5.x, probably because it has not been tested well enough yet.

Also try using a different font. Be sure to use a Unicode font such as Ezra SIL so that the word processor can interpret the symbols correctly.

Apparently some people have had success with Hebrew and LibreOffice on OS X. Search for "LibreOffice" on https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-write-a-document-right-to-left-e-g-in-Hebrew-on-a-Mac.

  • I did what you have suggested and the PDF looks good, I have also installed an older version 4.X and RTL works well, So I think I will stick to the older version for now ! Thanks for the quick response ! – Pini Cheyni Jan 27 '16 at 7:02

I have installed an Older version of LibreOffice 4.X and Hebrew text (RTL) works flawlessly.

The fresh install 5.X doesn't yet work very well with Hebrew (RTL).

This was tested only on MAC OSX EL Capitan

  • I have tested the latest version of libreoffice 5.1.3 and this issue still exists – Pini Cheyni Jun 16 '16 at 4:08

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