Arabic bibles and viewing the text right to left

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oatmealman
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Arabic bibles and viewing the text right to left

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Hello everyone.
Using Simple Bible Reader, I converted an Arabic dialect bible into theWord format. It imports correctly, but it displays the bible text in an incorrect manner. The problem that I see is that theWord is treating it as a left-to-right language but it should be displayed right-to-left. The AraSVDV bible I downloaded from the built in repository works correctly, so I am wondering how I can modify the bible file I created to tell theWord to display it right-to-left. I looked through every part of options/settings and don't see a way to do it from the application itself.
Does anyone know how to resolve this problem?
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Re: Arabic bibles and viewing the text right to left

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Please see this file in relation to making Bibles: https://www.theword.net/docs/tw3-bible-module-spec.doc

You will need this line after your text: r2l=1
This is for right-to-left modules (Arabic, Hebrew, etc) this should be added for proper display
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oatmealman
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Re: Arabic bibles and viewing the text right to left

Post by oatmealman »

Thank you! I was able to get it to work successfully now.
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