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Fix RTL for Arabic, Persian and Hebrew languages

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25 minutes ago, LondonSquirrel said:

... [Serif] would have to write a text engine from scratch to do it. No doubt they have looked at it and decided it not a priority for them. ...

Serif already writes its own text engine. Which is one reason progress is complicated and involves time, not only for rtl languages, but also for complex ltr languages.

Adobe also has written its own text engine...but even they had to recently incorporate Harfbuzz for the more complex ltr languages.

It's not a small task. Serif will eventually handle some complex ltr and rtl languages.

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Please support Arabic language. This was be requested many time from long time and till now the apps not support RTL :(

The problem that their answer: it won't be any time soon. There are many Arabic users who use this applications; I think this feature should be in the high priority.

Thanks

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On 2/2/2019 at 1:13 PM, MEB said:

Hi Amr,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
As said in the original post this is something we do plan to implement but not in the short/medium term. There's still a lot of work in other areas that must be done first, sorry.

Just red this answer now. I was actually a big fan of affinity but after this answer. you should remove this Guy from your team. very strange answer 

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8 hours ago, Zaher Houlayhel said:

Adding to all the voices on this thread and others in regard to RTL [Arabic] support.

Lack of RTL support is THE ONLY reason i still haven't invested switching to Affinity.

Me too. it's bad :( 

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RTL support is easy, the problem is languages using these so called complex scripts instead of simple letters. Just stop using this insane stuff and the problem goes away. There is a reason no one is using hieroglyphics today.

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30 minutes ago, Tia Lapis said:

RTL support is easy, the problem is languages using these so called complex scripts instead of simple letters. Just stop using this insane stuff and the problem goes away. There is a reason no one is using hieroglyphics today.

Your right about Arabic, but Hebrew is not a "complex script" at all.

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Well don't take it wrong but I don't think there is a huge market for Hebrew supporting software. But has anyone asked Serif if such simple rtl support would be easier and faster to implement? From a technical look it should be easy when there are no special cases that have to be taken care of.

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2 hours ago, Tia Lapis said:

RTL support is easy, the problem is languages using these so called complex scripts instead of simple letters. Just stop using this insane stuff and the problem goes away. There is a reason no one is using hieroglyphics today.

Are you proposing to tell a few hundred million people to change the way they write? Arabic and derivative alphabets cannot be compared with hieroglyphics. Letters are not pictograms.

For information, the Persian derivative language Tajiki is written in Cyrillic while previously it was written in Perso-Arabic, and then Latin. This change was not particularly welcome at the time.

Meanwhile 'hieroglyphics' are in use today in the form of road signs.

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@Tia Lapis

There is almost no other way to take this than wrong. Please step away from this thread. You not wanting or seeing the need for something is not a reason to post in any suggestion thread, and to dismiss someone's choice of language is astounding. Do not reply to me, just step away. Thank you.


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Sorry to just bump, but having Hebrew support is a priority for me and my team. We'd purchase 3 copies of the whole suite today if it was supported as it's one of the 3 target languages we work in. Really hoping the devs put a little more priority on this.

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