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How to create a footer with text written from right-to-left as in Hebrew or Arabic

Problem:

While typing in right-to-left language, the text is improperly aligned.

Solution:

If you need to use Hebrew, Arabic or any other type of right-to-left language, you will have to use special HTML tags.

Start editing your footer using CodeTwo Exchange Rules built-in editor. Once you have finished designing your footers, go to the HTML button and select Source Code option from the drop down menu (fig. 1).

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Fig. 1. CodeTwo Exchange Rules footer editor

Locate all your paragraphs, usually they start with <p>, and modify all these tags by adding DIR=RTL. Your new paragraph tag should look like in the picture below (fig. 2)

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Fig. 2 Right-to-left tag

If your footer contains a table, you will have to use this tag for each of the cells.
If you have a footer with both right-to-left and left-to-right languages, use the abovementioned tag for the first type and the opposite one (DIR=LTR) for the second.

Please do not use DIR attribute globally (e.g. as whole body attribute), if you want to use right-to-left and right-to-left aligment as well in one message. This can cause serious problems with rendering such message in e-mail clients. Please note also that the DIR is an attribute of HTML, so it cannot be used as independent tag like paragraph or link. 

  • Sections: CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 1.x, CodeTwo Exchange Rules 3.x, CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2007 2.x, CodeTwo Exchange Rules 2010, CodeTwo Exchange Rules PRO 1.x
  • Categories: How-To
  • Last modified: 22.08.2014
  • Created: 11.09.2009
  • ID: 109
  • Keywords: hebrew, arab, arabic, left to right, right to left, RTL, LTR, right, left, languages, footer, text direction, direction, alignment, align

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