Is it possible to choose the writing orientation for a font?

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Is it possible to choose the writing orientation for a font?

Post by Shamshoo » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:42 pm

When I use font for Arabic or hebrew language, the letters follow one another automatically from right to left. But if I create a font, in this one the letters always come in succession from left to right. Is this a planning to write in the orientation that I choose for my font?
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Re: Is it possible to choose the writing orientation for a font?

Post by Bhikkhu Pesala » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:06 pm

I don't create RTL fonts, but I think what you need to do is calculate Ranges and Code Pages in Font Properties.
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Re: Is it possible to choose the writing orientation for a font?

Post by Erwin Denissen » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:17 pm

The default orientation is defined by Unicode. You can ask them to include a new script.

Easier is to abuse an existing script like Arabic or Hebrew.

Alternatively there is a special right-to-left override character defined in Unicode ($202E) that instructs the text processor, rasterizer, or software to display characters from right-to-left.
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