louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 13:02:38 UTC 2012
Le 17 janv. 2012 07:37, "Gregory Pittman" <gregp_ky at yahoo.com> a écrit :
> On 01/17/2012 04:31 AM, Jean-Louis Cordonnier wrote:
>> I want to write this in a text frame :
>> *Mahdia* (arabe : ???????) est une ville côtière...
>> How can I get the arabic word from right to left ?
> This remains clumsy. The worst case situation is when you want to have a
bit of Arabic inside a frame with a left to right language. The bottom line
is that it's probably not doable, at least in a straightforward way (see
> Here is what I find using 1.4.1svn:
> There is a button in Properties > Text > Color and Effects for right to
left text -- the one with the backwards 'R' in it. Even if you are in Edit
Contents mode, even with text highlighted, when you select this feature,
all of the text in the frame switches to right to left.
> I'll have to see if one might create a Paragraph style that might allow
something more restricted.
> One possible workaround worth trying, if you have only a single word in
Arabic, would be to use inline graphics. This would require making a small
frame with your Arabic and its right to left mode, then converting to
outlines, then converting to image. Then copy this frame, at which time you
can use this in another text frame in Edit Contents mode by pasting as you
Another method is to use Render frames which allow to use TeX which
supports Arabic (with the module for that language). AFAIK inline graphics
should work too. The advantage is your Arabic text remains text. It would
not be a solution for heavy text but for a couple of sentenses here and
there it might help.
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