Enable Right-to-left Support in Lotus Symphony 3 through CTL

I was translating a document from English to Arabic in a Lotus Symphony document and it was really an annoying experience, as pressing the right cursor goes left and vice versa, as well as many other annoyances.

I searched the Symphony help and found that a feature called “CTL” (Complex Text Layout) enables Arabic support – as well as many other right-to-left languages – and it really helped.

This feature is not enabled by default, and to enable it, click on File->Preferences->Language Settings->Languages and check “Enabled for Complex Text Layout”, then you can choose the CTL language from the CTL drop-down list above (Arabic in my case).

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3 Responses to Enable Right-to-left Support in Lotus Symphony 3 through CTL

  1. خالد محمج says:

    شكراً لك. أفدتني و خففت عني الإزعاج

    سلام

  2. خالد محمد says:

    أود أن أزيد على ما ذكرت إن بإمكان المستخدم أن يطبع الأرقام المشرقية أو ما بات يعرف بالأرقام الهندية مع النص العربي لأنها أجمل و أكثر تناسقاً مع رسم الحرف العربي من الأرقام الغربية أو ما بات يعرف بالأرقام العربية.
    للوصول إلى الخيارات المناسبة:

    Preferences > Language Settings > Complex Text Layout > General Options > Choose Numerals Context

    و السلام،
    خالد

  3. Ahmad Amr says:

    شكرا يا خالد على المعلومة، و جدير بالذكر أيضاً أن هذا يمكن تطبيقه على OpenOffice

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