Arabic Text direction indesign

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Feb 23, 2021 Feb 23, 2021

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I have a text in arabic. I write normally from right to left.  But when it comes to a text like :

2 - 10 days incubation. It appairs 10 - 2 days.

 

Could you adviseplease.

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Hi, your description of the issue confused me, and would like to understand the issue better from you, with a screenshot of the issue would be better.

For an Arabic text, I do expect to have lower value 2 comes before the larger value 10, hence for me the number should show as follows:

تمتد فترة الحضانة من 2 - 10 أيام

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Hi Zaid,
Thank you for your message.
When I copy the text from word document it comes like this in my Indesign page :

حدث الاعصار قبل عدة سنوات بين شهري 10- 2

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Please check the dictionary, and make sure you select Arabic from there.

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Try this script, it reverses direction. Says its for CS4 but should install/work fine with current versions. PLEASE BE SURE AND CHANGE FILE EXTENSION TO .ZIP (not allowed in forums, so I changed the extension to .pdf). Hope this works. 

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Oops, didn't work, see if you can grab the zip file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dczyn2je6pm6qed/r2l_scripts_for_id_cs4.zip?dl=0

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Diane, thank you for your message.

 

But I have no problem with character direction or paragraph direction. It's just the number 2 - 10 which became

10 - 2.

 

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Feb 24, 2021 Feb 24, 2021

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Right. You could easily select them and just run this script to reverse them. Would that be viable for your situation here?

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