Scenario on text direction

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  1. Start a new document
  2. Write a paragraph with the text; “This is LTR!”
  3. Write a paragraph with the text; “This is RTL!” and use the applications feature to turn the paragraph to be right-to-left. The paragraph should have a visual alignment to the right of the page and the exclamation mark is the left most character on the line.
  4. Write a paragraph with the text; “RTL, left aligned” and mark the paragraph to be right-to-left and then make the paragraph be visually left-aligned.
  5. Save the document as “text-directionality”


Please follow the file name convention outlined in the faq. Note that the PDF files can be included as a previewing aid, but uploading the ODF files is much more important.


Reopened /modified

ODF File PDF preview


A list of known issues. Implementations not listed here may or may not work as expected. Results may vary depending on user settings and computer environment. Use at your own risk.

Nr Status Write Read Comment
001 Open KOffice 2.1beta2 AbiWord 2.8.0 (Win7) second line isn't visible


See also the (non-normative) Appendix F in the ODF 1.1 spec

scenarios/20091101/i18n.txt · Last modified: 2010/10/24 18:14 (external edit)