The Arabic (RTL) translations in my app appear wrong All dots are at the right instead at the left.
When translating in OneSky, the OneSky Translation Tool will display RTL languages correctly. But when you download translations for right-to-left languages, viewing the translated text in your text editor may not appear in the "proper way". Your website or app may not even display the RTL text correctly either. This depends on how the text editor or app is configured to display RTL text.
Here are some tips:
- You may need to add a plugin to your text editor to view RTL text correctly. By default, most text editors will display RTL text in LTR as this is how the data and characters is saved in the file.
- If you're dealing with HTML, add to all html files the directive dir to the beginning of any RTL pages. For example for Arabic: <html lang="ar" dir="rtl">
Placeholders and HTML tags can be confusing to view in RTL because the string text will be a mix of RTL and LTR. Using OneSky's placeholder copy mechanism, you can ensure the placeholder will be copied from the source text to the translation without corrupting the syntax.
Chinese, Japanese and Korean are generally more flexible and can be written left to right, or vertically top to bottom (with vertical lines proceeding from right to left). Sometimes both directions can even be combined on one page, in Chinese newspapers for example My Fortiva Account
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