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support for right to left languages

Postby asfaltboy on Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:21 pm

Hey,

Unicode shows the appropriate alphabet nicely but languages that are meant to appear typed from right to left still appear from left to right which means the letters look inverted. For instance in languages like hebrew/arabic and so on.

Would love to see support for it

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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby jps on Sat Oct 17, 2009 11:20 pm

Unfortunately, this is not something the current text buffer implementation can support, although I'll revisit it if/when the buffer gets reworked in the future.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby elrom on Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:12 am

I second this. Typing in Hebrew, the letters appear in reverse order.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby ismail on Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 am

Please note that if you properly support BDO/BIDI/RTL your app will be the only powerful editor that has these features that I know of, and I keep searching for apps every month or so that support such features. Of course there are many editors out there that do support such features, however the best I have found lack a powerful regex support and always come feature incomplete.
The only app that supports these features is Adobe Indesign, think premium price. there is vim, but it is not as easy to use as an os x based app, specially for regex involving those features; actually it is mind boggling process to do a regex in vim with such features. Talk about thinking in forming a regex (naturally LTR) in an RTL context!
I noticed that your reply was poster in 2009 and almost two years have passed since then. Do you still consider implementing such features? Should I hold my breath for them? I would appreciate it if you could shed some light on the matter or give some time frame, even if stretched, if such features would be implemented.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby moshem on Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:39 am

Hebrew/Arabic support is still very much needed!

We use TextMate and it does show hebrew properly, although editing hebrew is a different matter.

any word on that ?
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby jps on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:30 am

This is something I will be investigating for Sublime Text 3. I still don't know if it'll actually get added in the end though. S3 is a long time away yet.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby boazhachlili on Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:04 am

I strongly second the request for RTL support here.
Great job on this editor!
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby asfktz on Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:35 pm

I second that too.
for me, this is the only thing that keeps me from moving from my old editor to sublime.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby jkprg on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:50 am

+1 from me too.
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Re: support for right to left languages

Postby robm on Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:28 pm

Yeah, please code it and then reveal to me your secrets :)
I'm currently implementing this feature in pure Javascript based rich text editor.
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