Bidirectional Text (TMS)

Content is machine translated from English by Phrase Language AI.

Text in a document that goes both left-to-right (LTR) and right-to-left (RTL) is considered bidirectional.


The inclusion of English language words in an otherwise Arabic text; English words being read left to right with the remaining text reading right to left.

  • Right-to-left languages are fully supported.

  • LTR and RTL text is automatically recognized in the Editor.

  • To mark neutral text (numbers, spaces, dots, etc.) as RTL or LTR, follow these steps:

    1. In the editor, select the text to be marked.

    2. From the Edit menu, select Insert symbol.

    3. Select Left-to-Right Mark (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+L) or Right-to-Left Mark (CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R).

      The selected text is marked as specified and the marking can be viewed in the target with the Display hidden characters toggled on under the Format menu.

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