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It seems that the developers of Affinity Photo do not have any plan to support RTL languages any time soon.

I recommend using Pixelmator Pro as an alternative for Affinity Photo, as it supports RTL.

It's really amazing, and a one-time payment app as well.

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I'm sure we would have heard by now if RTL support were coming in version 1.7. I don't expect to see it before version 2.0, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if it still isn't here by version 3.0.

 


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12 hours ago, Reza.Allami said:

Well it's been a while no admin posted here, so i'm not sure if RTL support has became a priority yet or not? 

Is there any chance to see this feature in 1.7 or near future? :)

I'm afraid it is not a priority and should not be expected for many years.

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1 hour ago, Dave Harris said:

I'm afraid it is not a priority and should not be expected for many years.

 

Come on, RTL support in Affinity products is something both those from Israel and the surrounding Arab countries can agree on. Think of it as contributing to world peace.

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I am using the draw, page and photo plus series of products on Windows and Illustator CS6 on OSX (pre subscription only), and I am waiting for RTL support before switching to .  It's not much fun typing Hebrew backwards.

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I purchased Affinity Designer yesterday its great app I love it but I surprise its not support RTL so I can't finish my work on it because of that. 

so please add this issue to your top priority.

 

Thank You.

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I've purchased Affinity Photo yesterday and I didn't even look for the RTL support because I thought such a company that compete with Adobe should have this already fixed. I then was shocked when I wanted to use an Arabic text in my design. Please fix this issue since it has been almost 5 years when people started talking about RTL support in this forum.

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7 minutes ago, nicoco said:

You're outing half of the freaking world!

Er ... I don’t think that’s quite what you meant to say! This has nothing to do with exposing anyone's sexual orientation or gender identity. ;)


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2 minutes ago, αℓƒяє∂ said:

Er ... I don’t think that’s quite what you meant to say! This has nothing to do with exposing anyone's sexual orientation or gender identity. ;)

He means you're leaving out half the world.

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4 minutes ago, philipt18 said:

He means you're leaving out half the world.

Yes, of course. Bad behaviour on my part: I should have sent a private message instead of commenting publicly.


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I'm wondering why don't you just use HarfBuzz? It's MIT licensed, so it's bright from a legal side. And it's even used in many products, Chromium as an example. I purchased a license for Affinity Designer and was thinking of leaving Photoshop to Affinity Photo but it seems like I made a wrong decision. I even suggested Affinity apps for some colleagues considering them as well-made apps as I thought they were in-place replacements for adobe's apps, but I was wrong. 

 

At least share your roadmap with us so we can know where exactly this feature is.

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