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On 10/25/2016 05:17 PM, Trever L. Adams wrote:
On 10/25/2016 08:43 AM, Jonathan Allen wrote:
Dear List,

I'm struggling with using mixed English and Hebrew text in LO.  This is
a fully up-to-date LO in a new installation of Linux Mint.

When I type English text, the letters come out in the right order, but the
punctuation goes at the beginning of the line, until the next letter is typed
which is strange but sort-of-OK in mid-sentence but no good at end of the

Attempting to combine Hebrew and English text in the same sentence, as it
were to say 'shalom' in flight, assembles the language blocks the wrong
way round.  Using Alt-Ctrl-8 and Alt-Ctrl-9 doesn't seem to fix this and
the Shift-Ctrl-D and Alt-Shift combinations are also dysfunctional.  The
font-name (selected as SBL Hebrew) switches once characters are typed to
DejaVu Sans.

This is probably all very familiar to someone (if not all), so anyone
help me to get this working correctly, please?


I have never been able to get RTL and LTR languages to mix in the same
sentence properly with any application in Windows or Linux when you
start adding punctuation. In LO you can set the language for a
paragraph and, if I remember correctly, that fixes the punctuation
placement problem. I am sorry for not being certain as it has been a
few years since I wrote any significant quantity of Hebrew.

Sorry, the option is Format/Character/Font/Language or right click and
character/font/language. It isn't paragraph. As I said, it has been a
few years.


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