Right-to-left e-mail composing in Thunderbird with Bidi

If you want to write Arabic, it’s very annoying to use left-to-right text direction, and it’s not supported natively in Thunderbird.

One of the solutions is to use the “Bidi” add-on for Thunderbird, I was able to successfully install it on my Thunderbird 8.

After installation is done and restarting Thunderbird, you’ll find two new icons for determining left-to-right or vice versa.

Update: I found it to be a very buggy add-on and sometimes views English text from right-to-left.

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About SoCRaT

Research Support and Infrastructure Engineer, OSS & Linux Geek
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