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lefthand

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2019 10:06 pm
by murtanone
hello i want to write backwards
simply because its missing in this world
and means a new opportunity
my question:
how can i make it type backwards?
it should handle like an arabic font somehow...
i always have to use the left arrow.
I would have to buy fontcreator if it is possible - i once bought it but dont have it anymore.
thx for any help
i attached my lefthand ttf

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:37 am
by murtanone
nobody cares?
nobody sees
sad
i need that help

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 5:14 am
by Bhikkhu Pesala
One person downloaded your font.

You would need to create the glyphs in a code block for Hebrew or Arabic, or some other right to left script. It might be more complex than it seems at first sight, so I don't want to get involved.

Does such a font have any worthwhile purpose?

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:46 am
by Erwin Denissen
This is not how it is supposed to work, so you have to use some kind of hack. What Bhikkhu Pesala could help, but there is one alternative.

Start your text with the right-to-left override (RLO) character (code point $202E) which tells the word processing engine to process the remaining characters from right to left (RTL).

Here is the text "text shown from right to left" preceded with this special character:

‏‮text shown from right to left!

However as soon as a new line is detected this override stops and you have start with yet another right-to-left override character.

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:22 pm
by murtanone
tank you. :D The purpose: maybe wrtite a diffrent book?
getting back the broken and lost side
getting together the western and the eastern world
creating a new timeline?
first of all i need to buy fontCreator
i first want to try it with a hebrew font.
i went already on
http://freefonts.co.il/
and downloaded some
i thought this would be easy
how to create the font seems to be highly complicated

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:25 pm
by murtanone
do i need the home standard of professional version?

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:19 pm
by murtanone
I wanted to install a hebrew language package for word...
I dont understand hebrew at all, neither arabic.
I can not even install it.
maybe I shouldnt make such a font
as long as i can not speak their languages
does anybody here know someone that speaks them?

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:00 pm
by MikeW
Personally, I wouldn't bother. I would just use whichever reverse text generator that accomplishes what I wanted.

The forum isn't keeping the url intact. Just copy the following and use your search engine:

"reversed text generator"

Mike

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:09 pm
by murtanone
Erwin Denissen wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:46 am
Start your text with the right-to-left override (RLO) character (code point $202E) which tells the word processing engine to process the remaining characters from right to left (RTL).
where on my keyboard is the button for that right-to-left override character?

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:18 pm
by murtanone
i can hear them from microsoft, i almost typed in something about typing backwards on their office support site but that is probably not needed, i think i know they know. so where on my keyboard would be the left to right overwrite character? i still want that font to type backwards.

Re: lefthand

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:09 am
by Erwin Denissen
Unicode has defined over 138,000 characters, so don't expect easy access for all of them with a keyboard.

You can copy and paste my sample text, which includes the specific character:

‏‮text shown from right to left!
‏‮text shown from right to left!
‏‮text shown from right to left!

Re: lefthand

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:33 pm
by murtanone
i still would like to write from right to left
and would like to have a font that works without installing an arabic or hebrew language package -
i can still not even install one of them
can anybody help?