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Modifying Characters for Bidirectional Languages

In some documents, such as those written with the Arabic or Hebrew script, and in some mixed-language contexts, text within a single paragraph may appear with mixed directionality. For example, some characters are read from left to right, while others within the paragraph may be read from right to left. This phenomenon is called bidirectionality, or bidi for short.

If a document contains right-to-left characters, and if the browser can display the language with the proper character set, the browser must apply the bidirectional algorithm. If you prefer to control the handling of a particular phrase, you can apply a character style to that phrase and then define the character style with the Direction and Unicode Bidi properties.

To set the Unicode direction of a character

  1. Open your Stationery design project.

  2. On the View menu, click Style Designer.

  3. In Character Styles, select the character style you want to modify.

  4. On the Properties tab, click Text.

  5. Under Unicode, set the appropriate values for the Direction and Unicode Bidi properties. For more information about these properties, click Help.

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