[Solved] Right to left support (Hebrew)

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[Solved] Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by jfe » Tue May 22, 2018 8:59 am

Hello,

I just installed freeoffice on arch ( https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/freeoffice/ ) and I an trying to figure out how to get Hebrew to work. Currently I can type a Hebrew word and it will look normal. But, punctuation marks are on the wrong side of the like
example:
If I type (the Hebrew for)
Hello!
I get
!Hello

Also the cursor is on the wrong side of the line. Is there a way to fix that?
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Re: Rigth to left support (Hebrew)

Post by martin-k » Tue May 22, 2018 8:59 am

Have you set the paragraph's writing direction to "Right to left"?
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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by jfe » Tue May 29, 2018 7:12 am

Yes and the result is that all letters get written from right to left but not punctuation

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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by sven-l » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:27 am

I tested it in Kubuntu 18.04 64bit with tml18 rev.931.0518 and Hebrew keyboard layout. When I enable support of Arabic text (in the settings) and set the text direction to "Right to left", then type a sentence and close with !, everything looks good. Have you done it that way?
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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by jfe » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Thanks, that works! Is there a way to make an icon that switches the paragraph direction? I typically switch between both languages when writing something.


Should I open up a new topic for my question? I can't get spellcheck to work in either language. When pressing Review -> Spell check a popup comes up saying that spell check is completed (and shows know misspelling) my example text was

This is a test,
זה עובד!
דגךלכיחדג דגכ גדךלחדגכ ךחךגדכ חדגכ ףח
sdflkj sldkjf ;ljsfd ;lkjsdf;l sdlfkj slfj eqiowoeif w f

The last 2 lines have no correctly spelled words.

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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by sven-l » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:29 am

You can add a shortcut key for the paragraph dialog. Right mouse click on the ribbon, then select "Customise Ribbon...". Here search for the paragraph dialog and set a shortcut.
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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by jfe » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:18 pm

I don't see the option customise ribbon. Should I click somewhere else?
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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by sven-l » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:01 am

You are using FreeOffice. You cannot customize the ribbon in FreeOffice, but you can press Ctrl+Shift+A and Ctrl+Shift+D for changing the writing direction of the paragraph.
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Re: Right to left support (Hebrew)

Post by jfe » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:06 am

Thanks. That solves that issue. I now have to get the spellcheck issue fixed.

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