XTM Cloud v 13.0

Bidirectional texts

When you need to type some text in the direction opposite to the direction of the target language, you can use text direction marks.

How to change the direction of a fragment of text in XTM Workbench
  1. Select the relevant segment in XTM Workbench, go to the More menu ellipsis-v-solid.png > Insert inline or special character > Text direction marks.

  2. Select the required bidirectional mark.

The mark is entered as a red inline tag.

Bidirectional marks available in XTM:

Mark

Full mark name

Explanation

LRM

Left-to-Right Mark

Invisible formatting characters are used to set control over the direction of the text

RLM

Right-to-Left Mark

LRE

Left-to-Right Embedding

A fragment of text is to be treated as embedded, e.g. an English phrase in an Arabic sentence could be marked as embedded left-to-right.

RLE

Right-to-Left Embedding

PDF

Pop Directional Format

The scope of the previous embedding (LRE, RLE) is over

LRI

Left-to-Right Isolate

A fragment of text is isolated from the other part of the sentence

RLI

Right-to-Left Isolate

PDI

Pop Directional Isolate

The scope of the previous isolate (LRI, RLI) is over