Help with Pasting of RTL languages into a field

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Mon May 13 17:10:18 EDT 2019

I've just started playing "silly monkeys" over here:


On 13.05.19 23:45, Paul Dupuis via use-livecode wrote:
> 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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