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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: davidw on May 22, 2021, 10:31:24 pm

Title: Reverse Text
Post by: davidw on May 22, 2021, 10:31:24 pm
Hi
I am using version 1.5.6.1 (Manjaro Linux) and trying to open an old SLA file that I created some years ago with an old version of Scribus (maybe 1.4 but I cannot remember).
The Hebrew text is reversed (mirrored) and I cannot find the flipped 'R' option  button in order to correct this.
Any idea where this button disappeared to?
Thanks
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: RobSay on May 23, 2021, 12:43:28 am
Not sure it's exactly what you want - but you can mirror the text frame horizontally ..

Select the Frame and go to Properties.  Just below the frame geometry is the basepoint selector ... and below that is a row of buttons. The first one is 'Group the Selected Objects' (which will be disabled) and the second is "Flip horizontally" which mirrors the whole frame (Icon is a double headed horizontal arrow).
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: utnik on May 23, 2021, 09:26:39 am
hi david

i have no experience with rtl text, but afaik it is the button i marked on the screenshot.

utnik
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: davidw on May 28, 2021, 12:35:44 pm
Thanks Robsay and Utnik for your answers.

In fact the solution of Robsay works fine, but Utnik - the button you pointed out just affects alignment and not reversing.

David
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: Nermander on May 28, 2021, 10:18:36 pm
If those two buttons on the right are for alignment, what are the 5 buttons to the left for?
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: RodneyLee on May 29, 2021, 04:30:15 pm
I always that that last button was Indent and Outdent
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: utnik on May 29, 2021, 07:48:24 pm
I always that that last button was Indent and Outdent

the tooltip sais 'left to right paragraph' and 'left to right paragraph'

utnik
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: steven8 on May 30, 2021, 04:45:49 am
I'm not sure what Right to Left text is really supposed to be, but it does come out looking like just a right justification, even using the Hebrew filler text.  All the symbols are in exactly the same order, facing the same direction, it just goes flush right, ragged left.  I assumed symbols that were far left when flush left, would go far right when swapped, but they don't.  I thought it would be a mirror image.
Title: Re: Reverse Text
Post by: Nermander on May 30, 2021, 08:28:37 am
I don't think the symbols should be mirrored in a right-to-left text. Maybe the order of the symbols does not change for already written text, but what if you enter new text?