Help with Pasting of RTL languages into a field

Paul Dupuis paul at
Mon May 13 16:45:30 EDT 2019

On 5/9/2019 12:15 PM, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
> I have a  test stack with a single scrolling field under LC904rc2. The 
> textDirection for the field is the default of "auto" meaning it should 
> align LTR  languages (like English) to the Left and RTL languages 
> (like Arabic or Hebrew) to the Right.
> English and other LTR test is correctly Left aligned. When I paste in 
> RTL text (Arabic for example) it is incorrectly Left aligned. I am not 
> sure if this is a 'paste' issue (tried the 'paste' command in a button 
> and just using Ctrl-V in the IDE) or a field issue? Or even how to tell?
> Does anyone else have experience with pasting RTL text from other 
> applications (Word, Web pages, Google Translate, etc.) into LiveCode 
> to have it align properly?

Related to this, a have a vague memory of a description of the 
interaction of "textDirection" and "textAlign". I can find nothing in 
the Dictionary or Release Notes. Does anyone recall such a thing?

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