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Lately I've encountered a few programs that for some strange reason display their text-direction from right to left.

Screenshots:

QtAssist CodeBlocks

As you can see the menus, and basically any common control is displayed right-to-left. How could I fix this? I've been through the Control Panel's: Region and Language, but I couldn't find a solution. Google searches didn't show anything valuable either.

  • What language is the version of Windows you're using? – Michael Hampton Jul 28 '12 at 20:40
  • @MichaelHampton English. – MasterMastic Jul 28 '12 at 20:40
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While desperately trying to find a solution, I messed around with anything I could find.

I went to Control Panel: Region and Language, and changed the Format to English (United States). I don't understand what this has to do with anything, since this is just the representation of numbers, currency, dates etc. but it worked.

I hope it will change in future releases of Windows to make our lives much easier.

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  • What format was it in before you had it set to English (United States)? – Scott Chamberlain Jul 28 '12 at 21:33
  • @ScottChamberlain Hebrew. Although I've found that setting it to either Hebrew, Arabic, or Farsi will cause this. (basically all the RTL languages) – MasterMastic Jul 28 '12 at 22:22
  • Combine what you just said and replace "The direction the text is rendered in" instead of "etc." in your answer and you will have figured out exactly why this happened. – Scott Chamberlain Jul 28 '12 at 22:26
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    That is the fault of the program designer setting RightToLeft to yes (the default is no) and not having the RTL language translation available in their resource files. – Scott Chamberlain Jul 28 '12 at 22:35
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    It is more likely the program supports multiple languages but you don't have that language's translation downloaded so to returned to the default (English) but it left the formatting on. I would recommend reporting it as a bug to the developer. (FYI Code::Blocks only has 59 of the 2173 strings translated in to Hebrew) – Scott Chamberlain Jul 28 '12 at 23:05

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