[solved] Inkscape Right to Left Text

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[solved] Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:39 am

Hi,

Does Inkscape support right to left typing?
Now, when typing Hebrew letters combined with numbers to English text, it's all mixed up.

Is there a solution?

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:02 am

If you're using Inkscape 0.92.2, take a look at the (maybe hidden, click on tiny arrow) options to the outermost right (at least in the English interface) of the text tool's tool bar. There's an option for writing direction. As I don't know how it's supposed to look, I can't tell you if it works or not, unfortunately...
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:28 am

Can you paste a screenshot for me?

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:51 am

Yes, of course:
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:06 am

I have updated to version 0.92.2
Can't see that option.
I must have it in order to progress with work I have.

Any ideas?
How can I make this arrow visible?

Thanks.

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:02 am

Now it's your turn ;-) Please post a screenshot of your full Inkscape 0.92.2 window.
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:03 am

(if you updated from Inkscape < 0.92, and are on Windows, better uninstall and reinstall, because a simple update will break many python extensions)
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby brynn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:38 pm

I don't have the right to left option either. When I click that arrow, only Orientation is there (Auto, Upright, Sideways). No Direction submenu. (I'm on Windows.)

What kind of update do you mean, Moini, which will break extensions? Windows updates?

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And also, how is the right to left option an extension, but not in Extensions menu?

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:56 pm

@brynn: forget about the extensions, that hint has nothing to do with the issue at hand.

I see, so that option is not available on Windows? Didn't know... Oh, lol: I've got it in my self-compiled Inkscape 0.92.x version, but not in the 0.92.2 version... You could try the latest 0.92.x (stable branch) build for Windows, 64bit:
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/inkscap ... /artifacts

I'm curious to see if it will be there...
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby brynn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:14 pm

Well, I don't know that it's not available on any Windows, or if it's only me (or possibly me and the op). I do have 0.92.2, 64-bit, which is the current stable version.

Not sure what you mean by "the latest 0.92.x (stable branch) build for Windows, 64bit". Is there a stable branch of the development version?

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:44 pm

I removed the previous version from my laptop, including hidden files and registry, then installed 0.92.2.
Still did not option of changing the text direction.
See my screenshot.

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:36 pm

I wanted to updated that I followed Moini's answer and downloaded the file from here:
https://ci.appveyor.com/project/inkscap ... /artifacts
After extracting, opened Inkscape and indeed the option of RTL appears
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:34 pm

And does it work properly, janit? (I cannot read Hebrew, and don't know if that is the desired result for mixing Latin and Hebrew script)
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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby brynn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:37 pm

Good news! Hope is working ok :D

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby janlt » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:23 am

Yes, it is working

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Re: Inkscape Right to Left Text

Postby Moini » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:33 am

Great :) Have fun drawing (+ writing)!
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