How to handle Arabic texts?

Pieter v. shared this question 21 days ago
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Although I do not speak Arabic, I have to work with Arabic texts now and then. Copy/pasting to mindmanager works fine, with one exception: topic texts become a mess. I tried various right-justify formatting options, but they did not have the desired outcome. I even searched the MM API documentation, but I could not find something useful. Apparently it has to do with the difference between LTR (left-to-right) and RTL languages. Maybe some obscure setting I am not aware of?

As MM also can handle Japanese (AFAIK RTL as well), I was wondering which differences there are between RTL and LTR and whether both types can be mixed in a single map?

Anyway, any help will be appreciated!

The picture below documents what I did and illustrates what is going wrong. I attach the original map as well.8ca944d0c1c1e5ed5351eec87ff05db2

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Breaking: when I publish the mindmap with the bad Arabic formatting, the result is OK!

See: https://share.mindmanager.com/#publish/Yek7F5Xw8kL64iAnM4LcLYahEO9SqbF7aDJgJjD-

However, when I recycle the map, ie I download the published map as MMAP again and open it in MM21, the result is the same as before.

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Hello Pieter,

RTL languages are not supported. One workaround some users reported as working is to first enter a space in the topic before entering text.

Regarding Japanese - Text is entered horizontally and is Left to Right.


Best regards,

-Marian

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Hi Marian,

Thank you for your fast reply. The suggestion to insert a space at the beginning of the topic text works fine. So, for the moment, I can proceed!

Nevertheless, as the world becomes more and more interconnected ans MM has a lot to offer then, it would be great if future versions of MM could handle all languages, whether RTL or LTR. Although, I realise, it would involve more than inserting a space here and there (clockwise/counterclockwise, ordered lists, left map, etc). Could you forward this to some wishlist?

Best regards,

Pieter

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