Arabic and Hebrew text

New and improved features for working in Arabic and Hebrew are available in the Middle East and North African edition of this software.

Bi-directional text flow

Text in Middle Eastern languages is mostly written from right to left (RTL). However, in general, the most commonly used form is bi-directional (bidi) text - a mix of left-to-right and right-to-left text. An example of bidi text is a paragraph that includes Arabic and English text. In CS6, you can use Dreamweaver to type Arabic, Hebrew, or bidi text, in design view and code view.

In Dreamweaver Middle Eastern version, Right-to-left direction attribute can be applied to two notional objects, paragraphs and characters. The direction attribute can be applied to tags supported in the HTML specification. The direction attribute can take values: ltr (default), rtl, or inherit.

Direction attribute in CSS

When you enter Arabic, Hebrew, or mixed text, Dreamweaver recognizes the languages as Right-to-left (RTL) and displays it text appropriately.

Tag editor

You can apply direction and language settings using the Tag Editor.

Tag Editor

Text direction and Unicode-bidi in CSS Rules

You can specify the Text direction as a CSS rule. In the CSS Rule definition dialog box, specify Direction and Unicode-bidi options.

Language options in CSS Rules

Table properties

Right-to-left tables are right aligned, and columns are ordered from right to left. The resizing handles appear on the left side. On tabbing, the cursor moves in RTL direction..

Specify the table direction using the Properties panel.

Right-to-left table
Right-to-left table

Div properties

Use Direction to specify the Div direction in the Properties.

Div direction

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