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by Elbrecht
2012-12-12 08:30:46
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order
Replies: 16
Views: 13761

Re: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order

Well -

you are right: sh#! happens! But the "al-"thing is not Nisus' - let Apple know about it. Nisus just uses Apple's text engine…

HE
by Elbrecht
2012-12-12 04:30:24
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order
Replies: 16
Views: 13761

Re: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order

Hi -

"one" only? - lucky guy!

HE
by Elbrecht
2012-12-12 04:25:15
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order
Replies: 16
Views: 13761

Re: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order

Hi -

make sure your list is in Arabic "language" - should show in your "language" menu at the bottom. Not sure about RTL vs LTR writing direction - but RTL should work. Sorry I have no list to try…

HE
by Elbrecht
2012-12-12 03:39:33
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order
Replies: 16
Views: 13761

Re: Urgent! Index in Arabic alphabetical order

Hi -

not knowing Arabic myself - I would guess: you have to have a list in Arabic Language with paragraphs for each list item. Then apply "Edit/Sort Paragraphs/…" for the selected list items. Sorting is Language specific, that's why Arabic Sorting works in Arabic Language only…

HE
by Elbrecht
2012-10-16 09:55:07
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Windsor - your screenshot is TOO small in size - but I guess the trouble is with entering "invisible code points" in the first/left column. I did it from "PopChar" - but "Character Viewer" will do as well. Problem is, you have to click in the field of the "Nisus Menu to enter" first and to double...
by Elbrecht
2012-10-14 03:15:48
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Windsor - Unicode is strictly plain text - for tricks as esreveR you place invisible code points within the text to get the text engine do the job. My screen shot has seemingly EMPTY "boxes" in the first column, but there I entered the invisible code points, so no wonder. In the "boxes" of the se...
by Elbrecht
2012-10-13 12:36:11
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Windsor - it is more like tagging - enter: Nisus "RLO"Writer"PDF" Pro - then you will get "Nisus retirW Pro". I.e. you enter the "RLO" code point as start tag and the "PDF" code point as end tag and will get the "esreveR" effect displayed between the tags. Hope this helps somehow. HE BTW: one sur...
by Elbrecht
2012-10-13 09:55:39
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Windsor - here is what I did: 1) In the NWP Menu "Insert/Special Character/Customize Special Characters…" I choose to edit "Group: Writing" 2) Under "Character" I then added from "Character Viewer: Unicode: General Punctuation: 202e + 202c + 202d" each separately and gave each one a "Name" the wa...
by Elbrecht
2012-09-08 11:49:34
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi - "esreveR" is just two Unicode points away - adding "RLO" and "PDF" will do in plain US language… http://elbrecht.com/NISUS_ESREVER_PRO.png I could add Unicode points "RLO" & "PDF" by "Customize Special Characters" under "Insert/Special Character" Even better Nisus could add them under "Insert/D...
by Elbrecht
2012-09-05 03:10:59
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: Manual Soft Hyphen differs from automatic Hyphen
Replies: 4
Views: 3114

Re: Manual Soft Hyphen differs from automatic Hyphen

Hi -

what version of Sabon are you using? Older versions are not that clever! Try to get a newer/the newest version…

HE
by Elbrecht
2012-08-16 00:15:01
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Ulrich - never mind, I didn't want to be un-fair to you or any other linguist. That's just the experience I have with linguists asking for Mac support for the TITUS font - believe me, it is even easier to do multie-cultie layout these days. Just get a new Fontographer, open your Hatra font and ad...
by Elbrecht
2012-08-15 12:40:44
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Hi Kino - you know bi-directionality is not my cup of tea - but I just assigned "RTL mark 200F" and "LTR mark 200E" to a Latin TTF of mine and therewith I can change - "RTL/LTR/RTL" - writing directions in Arabic Language. And experimenting a bit with "RTL override 202E" and "LTR override 202D" I tr...
by Elbrecht
2012-08-15 02:36:43
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Well Ulrich - you're right with the trouble all linguists have with Unicode - but without Unicode who is to help you/us? Who in the world is supporting "esreveR" - not even Nisus anymore. Kino takes good care of us - to be true & thanks a lot! But the point is to get UNIcoded - all else can be done/...
by Elbrecht
2012-08-14 23:44:52
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Yes - Kino's great macros will do for you today, to create volume 2 the way volume 1 was done - but both volumes will survive as printed media only then. In future times only Unicode data will survive - if at all. That's why I would urge you to UNIcode volume 2 - help Michael Everson with Hatran and...
by Elbrecht
2012-08-14 02:48:18
Forum: Nisus Writer Pro
Topic: esreveR
Replies: 35
Views: 23722

Re: esreveR

Ulrich - you should transfer your old Latin font to Unicode - there is a PrivateUseArea for glyphs not [yet] encoded officially. But then the official Unicode mailing list has this: # # # On 21 Jan 2010, at 22:09, Raymond Mercier wrote: > Although I am not sure why you would chose " Palmyrene" > par...