Lilt supports right-to-left (RTL) and left-to-right (LTR) directional marks in the CAT Editor. These controls are used to determine the way adjacent characters are grouped with the respect to text direction.
As an example, let's look at the phrase: "The language C++ is a programming language used..."
When translating from English to Arabic without an LTR mark, the browser will render the phrase into this:
لغة ++C هي لغة برمجة تستخدم...
With an LTR entered inserted after "C++", it will render as the writer intends:
لغة C++ هي لغة برمجة تستخدم...
This video demo in the CATv2 Editor further demonstrates how marks work.
Directional marks can be added into the target text field from the
Insert tab. Add a mark directly after the word you want to set directionality on.
You can also insert marks by using the following keyboard shortcuts:
|Marker||Windows Shortcut||Mac Shortcut|
|Right-to-Left (RTL)||Ctrl + K||⌘ + K|
|Left-to-Right (LTR)||Ctrl + L||⌘ + L|