Questions tagged [right-to-left]

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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Sheet Right to left in WPS Spreadsheets

I would like to know how to change sheet direction from L2R to R2L in WPS office (Spreadsheets) for Arabic language? The option is in Page Layout in MS Excel, but I can't seem to find it in WPS. Page ...
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how to embed RTL subtitles in a video (hebrew, arabic, ...) with the correct language directionality?

I try to hard-code subtitles in a video, by re-encoding the video with the subtitles as graphics (and NOT as an additional stream). The subtitles are in Hebrew / Arabic. (All texts are UTF-8 encoded. ...
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Right to Left Direction in WPS Office Writer?

How to change text direction from L2R to R2L in WPS office for Persian/Parsi or Arabic languages?
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How to change the text direction in LibreOffice (2021)?

I have text in Hebrew and while I can change the alignment, the punctuation marks would be on the wrong side of the sentence. I have tried the following methods: Following the method here: https://...
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Right-to-left columns (and tables) in LibreOffice Writer

I'm writing a document in Arabic, a language that is written right to left. I have found the right-to-left direction button and enabled it throughout the document. Now, I would like to use two columns....
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Word - Numbering of indexed items are in descending order in the index (instead of ascending)

I was trying to help a friend with a problem he has using the index of MS Word. The index shows the items with the correct justification, but there are two weird phenomena: The numbering are in ...
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How Can I apply "Right-To-Left Text Direction" in Word2016 by default?

I have two problem with Right-To-Left Text Direction in Word2016: First: every time I open Word2016 the Left-To-Right Text Direction is on and It is very annoying for me because I usually write ...
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Are there text editors for macOS that use `GtkSourceView`?

I'm looking for a text editor for macOS that has decent RTL (Arabic) support. As far as I can tell, GtkSourceView is one of the few (if not only) editor technologies that support RTL editing properly....
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Ffmpeg line break with right side alignment

i use this ffmpeg command to render a video from images - the problem is when i use carriage /n i can’t make right side alignment for Arabic text, i can’t use multiple drawtext for this because text ...
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Displaying emails with right-to-left language in Outlook

I have a web app that sends out emails to users. When sending an email in Arabic, I found it necessary to wrap the content with <div style="direction: rtl;"> to get the content to read right-to-...
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Remove traces of Arabic language settings in LibreOffice (docx / odt files)

I use LibreOffice on Linux and sometimes have to proofread .docx files for a friend. These files are written in German, but they are created on a Windows computer where the default setting is Arabic. ...
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Right to left in equation box words in reverse in Word 2016

I am trying to type inside of the equation box in Word in Hebrew (which is right to left language) but the order of the words is reversed. So if I write the first word the then the best word I want ...
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MS Word 2007: RTL and LTR languages mix makes double space

I have an RTL document, with English comments inside the text. If a line breaks in the middle of the English comment, the last RTL space before the comment and the last LTR space of the comment itself ...
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Open up Notepad in Right-to-Left Reading Order mode by default

Is there any way to change default text direction of Windows's Notepad (not Notepad++) to RTL? I mean I want to every time I open a file using Notepad, the Right-to-Left Reading Order get checked by ...
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Mirror indents in MS Word and wrong position of ruler handles

I created a document with mirror margins for book layout and also mirror indents to place a note box along text in each page. Options are as follows: Word Options > Advanced > Document view = ...
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What's the name and where can I find this strange RTL character?

See, I've just found out something that impressed and confused me at the same time. There's this strange character which allows you to type everything reversed by default. For example, if I type: "...
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ms word find/replace highlighted text, doesn't work on this mix of hebrew and english in right to left mode

I have this word document one could produce it manually, or download it from http://ge.tt/8zgZScd2 with firefox(chrome blocks that site for no good reason). Or you can download it from here You ...
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RTL footonotes MS Word

I am using a RTl language in Word, and have set up word for this. However in the footnotes, it is always from LTR. Now I know how to move the footnote seperater, that I did. However each footnote is ...
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Why VLOOKUP () doesn't work in this example in LibreOffice Calc?

This is a simple working example: A column has these names: اسم عربي واحد in A2 اسم اجنبي اثنان in A3 اسم ثالث ثلاثة in A4 اسم رابع in A5 The second column B2 has these numbers in front of 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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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)
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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 אהב","אהבו" 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 ...
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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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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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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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Change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 to change default text direction in Power Point 2010?

My PowerPoint's default text direction is right to left. How can I change it to left to right?
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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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Show one paragraph Right-to-Left and another Left-to-Right in Notepad

I have 2 paragraphs in Notepad. I want one paragraph to be displayed from Left-to-Right, and the other from Right-to-Left. How do I do that?
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 that ...
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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 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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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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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 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 the hot-key combo and what can I do to reverse it ...
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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 to ...
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