docx locale

Faisal M. Alotaibi fmalotaibi at
Fri Sep 13 07:15:30 PDT 2013

hi Miklos

sorry for the little detail

what i want to know is when locale setting (the default language not UI) for MS are RTL.
the default setting for the paragraph are changed

for example:
if i open new MS docx file with rtl locale the paragraph will be RTL by default.

what i want to know when this is happen i found the tag "bidi" that responsible for RTL
are not there but the paragraph still appear as RTL. as you can see in first paragraph in the attachment.


Faisal M. Al-Otaibi.
Motah Program, KACST

From: Miklos Vajna [vmiklos at]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:59 PM
To: Faisal M. Alotaibi
Cc: libreoffice at
Subject: Re: docx locale

Hi Faisal,

On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 11:24:01AM +0000, "Faisal M. Alotaibi" <fmalotaibi at> wrote:
> is there a way to know if the docx file was written in MS by RTL locale or LTR locale?

Hmm, you mean if the UI was LTR/RTL, which is independent from the
locale of the text of the document? I don't really know, if you can
share a sample, which was created by an RTL UI, I may be able to check
it. In general, I doubt it, though, at least AFAIK ODF doesn't store it.

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