Right-to-Left Languages (RTL Languages)
Some languages, such as the Semitic languages Arabic and Hebrew are not written and read from left to right like the Western languages but from right to left. Across supports the translation to these right-to-left (RTL) languages. For translations to such RTL languages, Across automatically selects the text direction from right to left. The correct text direction is also selected automatically for other operations, such as the creation of terms.
The text direction can also be selected manually, e.g. to insert left-to-right passages or words such as names in right-to-left texts. This can usually be done in several ways:
- By means of the and icons in the respective toolbar
- With the respective item in the corresponding context menu
- By means of the shortcut key Ctrl+Shift (right keys) for the text direction right to left and Ctrl+Shift (left keys) for the text direction left to right.
Furthermore, control characters for controlling the text direction can be inserted in the translation via the respective context menu, e.g. via the context menu of the Target Editor:
You can insert the following special characters by means of the corresponding context menu item: