Bi-Directional Text Marks
Lilt Translate supports right-to-left (RTL) and left-to-right (LTR) directional marks. 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 a previous version of Lilt Translate further demonstrates how directional 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|