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  • seeker

    RTL Support in XMetal?

    Participants 4
    Replies 5
    Last Activity 13 years, 6 months ago

    Hi All,

    Is there right-to-left languages support in XMetal Author? I tried to type in Hebrew in XMetal Author Essential, but it doesn't seem to work. Am I doing something wrong or isn't there RTL support indeed?

    If there's no RTL support:

    1. Is it possible to add it via XMetal Developer?

    2. Are there any plans to add RTL support in upcoming releases?

    TIA!

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: RTL Support in XMetal?

    There is no support for proper RTL editing in any currently shipping release (current version as of this post is 5.5). We have some incomplete work done, but as I understand it there has not been enough demand to justify completing this work yet. So far, other features we have been implementing have beaten out this one.

    It is not possible to add this feature using XMetaL Developer because the XMetaL Author application (xmetal55.exe and possibly supporting DLLs) need to be modified. This editing is at a low enough level that it is not modifiable via customization using XMetaL Developer.

    Given enough demand we hope to complete this work. If anyone is truly interested in this (including 'seeker') please contact XMetaL Support directly and they will put you in touch with the appropriate person to discuss the level of support you need for RTL and perhaps other requirements.

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    nicolas.labrot

    Reply to: RTL Support in XMetal?

    Hi,

    Is there any change to the XMax/XMetal RTL support ?

    Regards,

    Nicolas

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    mag3737

    Reply to: RTL Support in XMetal?

    Unfortunately the situation for RTL support is the same today as it was when Derek wrote the posting below.

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    gcrews

    Reply to: RTL Support in XMetal?

    Just a thought:
    What if you added the following to the end of the CSS or an overriding CSS?

    [class] {text-align: right;}
    * {text-align: right;}

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    Derek Read

    Reply to: RTL Support in XMetal?

    Using text-align:right will not help with Arabic and Hebrew as it does not reverse the character order rendered on screen. These are the two main languages people commonly have in mind when inquiring about RTL support.

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