SRT import with right-to-left language (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic) - text is reversed

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Hi. I'm creating subtitles in Premiere Pro 2021 by importing prepared SRT files and creating a subtitle track by dragging the SRT files onto the timeline.

The SRT files contain subtitles in several languages, among them are Hebrew and Arabic, which are oriented right-to-left. 

For the left-to-right languages everything works great.

But right-to-left languages are appearing with all characters in reverse order.

"This is not good" appears as "doog ton si sihT"

In Preferences > Graphics

I've set Text Engine to "South Asian and Middle Eastern"

I've set Default Paragraph Direction to "Right to Left"

(see image below)

I restarted Premiere and re-imported the SRT file.

These steps did not help.

Does anyone happen to know how to fix this issue?

 

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There was a time when Adobe software didn't support right-to-left languages (in Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) and the result was the same as what I'm seeing now in Premiere Pro subtitles. Back when this was happening in Photoshop and Illustrator, I recall having to use 3rd party software to reverse the character order of the text, so when pasted into the applicaitons, the text actually appears correctly. This work-around is not a good option for me this time. I really need some sort of solution that isn't too time-consuming.

Any help here would be highly appreciated. Thanks!

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Adobe Employee , Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021
Our engineer Trent had the correct answer: Do you have South Asian and Middle Eastern set in your Caption Track Settings? Right-click on the Caption track header, choose Track Settings... and then under Styling Options > Text Engine, click button for South Asian and Middle Eastern. Then click Ok button.

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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Hi all,

This question was answered in a different thread here:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/premiere-pro/premiere-pro-2020-reverses-hebrew-text-when-i-use-title-...

Thanks!

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Our engineer Trent had the correct answer:

Do you have South Asian and Middle Eastern set in your Caption Track Settings? Right-click on the Caption track header, choose Track Settings... and then under Styling Options > Text Engine, click button for South Asian and Middle Eastern. Then click Ok button.

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Jun 03, 2021 Jun 03, 2021

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Just lost a couple of hours fighting with this same issue.

Thanks so much for the answer! It worked like a charm

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Very hepful! 

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