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Hi Sina. When opening your thesis I see the numbers in Arabic numerals
(the 0-9 digits common to Westerners), not in Hindu numerals (the
digits commonly seen in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu). This is probably
due to my locale settings.

Note that I could reproduce your issue both in the document that you
linked to and in original Hebrew documents. I attribute the problem to
the fact that the period "." is a non-directional character, so the
whole 4.2.1 block is treated as LTR. See here for an explanation:

The way to 'force' RTL display of subsections is to put an invisible
RTL character after each number. You can get the character at the
bottom of the page linked to above, it is called "RLM". Another 'fix'
would be if there were to exist an RTL period ".", however I am
unaware of the existence of such a character. Note that the RLM
character actually appears on the Lyx Hebrew keyboard (shift-ט). I do
not know if it appears on the Persian keyboard.

Considering the above, this is not a LibreOffice bug. However, I will
add my comments about how to work with this issue in LibreOffice. I am
interested in how MS Office handles this corner case.

You can always CC me RTL-related issues. I maintain
and I'm quite versed in RTL issues. I can read Arabic letters, so I
can read Persian, but I do not know the meaning of the sounds that I
am reading. Best of luck on your thesis.

Dotan Cohen

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