Adobe InDesign 2024(v19.0) - For Hebrew Text, after applying Forced line break -The character direction changes to Left-to-right direction.
When typing a paragraph in Hebrew there is a problem when doing Forced line break. The character direction become Left-to-right direction, insted of keeping the Right-to-left direction.
This issue is fixed in InDesign 2024 19.2 Release.
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Adi Ravid commented
188.8.131.52 prerelease Installed, checked and verified.
FLB is working as expected in RTL paragraphs.
Dov D commented
Critical problem. I had to downgrade.
Hendrik Töpfer commented
Is there any news on this bug in the meantime?
Joseph Khirey commented
Change the Right-to-Left Preferences like this image and the problem will be solved.
I'm not sure I understand your comment.
Checking the Neutral Character will be a disaster for multi lingual text. It will also not help with exsisting document and may change the wole text flow.
In the link I posted for my reported bug in Adobe communiy they already confirmed it's a bug that needs to get fixed.
The question is when.
It's a disaster for documents that need to get fixed.
Yosef Wexler commented
It seems that if you check in the RTL prefernces that Neutral Characters should go according to keyboard direction that solves this issue.
At least that has been my experience.
But I don't recall before the latest update needing to do this.
BTW when RTL cursor is set to Visual it isn't jumping lines like is happening to me?
This to me is a much bigger bug in the latest update.
Hendrik Töpfer commented
Windows 10 / Indesign 19 x86
Our company has the same issue with Hebrew text after updating to Indesign 2024 (see screenshots). Is there any news about this bug?
Mendy Angyalfi commented
Indesign 19 x64
A line break in a Hebrew paragraph makes the Hebrew go the wrong way (left to right) even though the paragraph is set right to left, please see screenshot.
Joel Cherney commented
It's not just Hebrew; I've verified it happening in Farsi and Arabic as well.
When inserting Forced Line Break inside a Right to Left paragraph direction, although the text direction is defined as "Default", it becomes a "Left to Right" and change the paragraph direction to Left to Right without showing it. When selecting it, it still shows that the mark is in default direction and that the paragraph direction is Right to left although it is not.
1. In Indesign 2024, Middle Eastern Version with Hebrew definitions (Right to Left paragraph direction, Language), open a new document, draw a right to left text box and fill it with place holder text.
2. Place text curser in the middle of a paragraph the has punctuation mark at the end of it for better seeing the problem. Insert a Forced Line Break (Type>Insert Break Character>Forced Line Break.
3. Result: Paragraph becomes a Left-To-Right direction (Punctuation mark appears to left of the paragraph) but it will not show on paragraph panel.
4. Override: Select the "Forced Line Break" mark, go to Character Panel menu, go to Text Direction and select Right to Left.