The correct way to display Arabic script in a PO editor
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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English to Afrikaans
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Oct 25, 2008

G'day everyone

I see an Arabic PO file displayed in two different ways in two PO editors. Can you tell me which one is correct? If not PoEdit, can you tell me how to coax PoEdit into displaying it correctly?


PoEdit:




VirTaal:



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Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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PoEdit Arabic display is wrong Oct 25, 2008

Samuel Murray wrote:
I see an Arabic PO file displayed in two different ways in two PO editors. Can you tell me which one is correct? If not PoEdit, can you tell me how to coax PoEdit into displaying it correctly?


PoEdit's picture shows wrong handling of Arabic. Text must be aligned to the right and the scroll bars should be on the left side.

VirTaal's picture shows the text with correct orientation.

Regards,
Rodolfo


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Subhan Fakhrizada  Identity Verified
Canada
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VirTaal Oct 25, 2008

Hi Samuel,

The second screen shoot, the VirTaal, display the Arabic script correctly. I am not sure how to fix the PoEidt, as i have not worked with it, but sometimes it could be fixed by changing the witting option from Left-to-Right to Right-to-Left.

regards,
Subhan


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Robert Tucker
United Kingdom
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PoEdit 1.3.9 on Linux Oct 26, 2008



The language here is Farsi (hope that doesn't make any difference, couldn't find a short Arabic .po file on the net). It seems to be displayed correctly in the editing pane with the cursor moving in the correct direction. I don't think the alignment in main display window is too important is it?


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