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Reordering problem of RTL text

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Feb 2, 2013 6:44 AM


In the mail App every time I use english words between arabic/farsi text, after sending the mail order of text becomes messy. Also when I save same kind of text in Textedit app and someone else makes some changes to it in PC, same result happens when I open the edited file in OSX.

What am I doing wrong?

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,825 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:52 AM (in response to bmntype)

    It would be useful if you could use the Camera icon to post photos of what you are seeing.


    Mixed rtl/ltr text can be a challenge for many apps and across platforms.  Have you used the text direction controls (in Mail, Format > Alignment > Writing Direction, in TextEdit, Format > Text > Writing Direction) with the different parts of the text?


    What format are you using to send to the PC user?  What app are they using to modify it?  What format and app are you opening it with when it comes back?

  • Tom Gewecke Level 9 Level 9 (70,825 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to bmntype)

    bmntype wrote:


    I don't have access to pc right now but I'll test it and make sure if the "Writing Direction" menu item solves the problem there too.


    If not, you might try using .doc on the Mac to match the PC, or .rtf on the PC to match the Mac.


    Glad to hear that worked for Mail.


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