Text direction in Studio
Thread poster: Mariam Osmann

Mariam Osmann
Local time: 16:22
English to Arabic
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Feb 5, 2017

I have been handed a translation package, from English into Arabic.

The text direction display for the English is RTL while the Arabic is LTR, even it won't make a difference in the final document, it's confusing keeping working with this display.

Awaiting your kind smart advises. I have no clue which section of the settings may help!

Thank you in advance.


Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:22
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Studio follows the standard order of the language Feb 5, 2017

Would it not be more confusing if Studio would handle Arabic in the same direction as English? That would force you to read the language the opposite way of what's normal.

I regretably don't know if it's possible to change the word order, but I would check the individual language settings.



Amnon Shapira  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:22
Member (2011)
English to Hebrew
RTL and LTR. Feb 5, 2017

Hello Matian,
First please note that English is LTR and Arabic aand Hebrew are RTL. Now I assume that you are in Editor Mode. This mode has to display the right (source) side in English (LTR) while the opposite (Left window) display Arabic RTL. While translating, if you have mixed text you need to swich language (Alt+Shift) and direction (Cnrl+ Shift). please verify tour langauge settings: File > Options > Editor > Lamguages and check the settings (please see attached image).
You can also use the RLT and LTR icons that you'll find in the "Formatting" group at the "Home" tab.
Hope this may help you solve this problem.

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Mariam Osmann
Local time: 16:22
English to Arabic
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Solved Feb 5, 2017

Thank you Roy and Amnon.

Your answers were enlightening, actually the work is from Arabic into English, yet the source file is bilingual in the first few pages, that's why the confusion.

Now all is goodicon_biggrin.gif

Thank you


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