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Re: PDF order in RTL languages (Hebrew)


From: JP Jamous
Date: Dec 21, 2018 5:28AM

Is rtl used on the parent tag? It sounds to me like the children tags are
not inheriting the dir="rtl" from their parents.

JP Jamous
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From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Alon
Fridman Waisbard
Sent: Friday, December 21, 2018 3:42 AM
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Subject: [WebAIM] PDF order in RTL languages (Hebrew)


I have a PDF document in Hebrew that was created using InDesign ME (the
Middle East edition), with all settings of Right to Left language.

However, when I open the document in Acrobat DC Pro I see:

1) When there's more than one element in a paragraph line, the order of them
is Left to Right.

2) When using the Reflow view, and zooming, I see the lines reflow as if
it's Left to Right.

Any idea how to fix this?

I mean, I can manually fix the first issue using the Reading Order Tool.
Though I'd be happy if anyone would suggest an automatic solution for this.

But the second issue feels more like a bug in on the reflow feature.


Alon Fridman Waisbard,
Web Accessibility Consultant