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Eric Fitzgerald
Farsi Characters Transposed When Pasted Into InDesign
on May 21, 2019 at 7:29:55 pm

Hello Cowpeople,

I have a weird one. I am copying Farsi text from a Word document into an InDesign document and the text is getting transposed. I know Farsi reads right to left but when I paste it into InDesign it comes out the other way - left to right.

What is weird is that if I paste it back into Word, it is in the correct order, so it's not getting transposed in the copy. Only in the paste into InDesign. I've looked for a command that would retain the correct orientation, but no luck. I hope I don't have to re-key this text letter-for-letter

TIA,
Eric Fitzgerald


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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Farsi Characters Transposed When Pasted Into InDesign
on Jun 2, 2019 at 7:04:24 am

Doing right-to-left text in InDesign requires InDesign ME (Middle East) features activated. See here:

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2318233

Kalleheikki Kannisto
Senior Graphic Designer


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Eric Fitzgerald
Re: Farsi Characters Transposed When Pasted Into InDesign
on Jun 18, 2019 at 7:40:28 pm

Thanks for the reply Kalleheikki,

I ended up using the Adobe World Ready Paragraph Composer in the Paragraph drop down menu. That plus the Glyph pane made it doable. I learned that Farsi has different initial, medial and terminal characters. I see why my company has never done anything but Roman alphabet languages up until now. ☺

Thanks again,
Eric



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Kalleheikki Kannisto
Re: Farsi Characters Transposed When Pasted Into InDesign
on Jun 19, 2019 at 12:35:29 pm

Ah, good to know there's that option. Been a while since I've had to do right-to-left.

Kalleheikki Kannisto
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