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Paragraph align left acts like align right

Apr 30, 2013 7:59 AM

Occasionally paragraph allignment works opposite for left & right align, usually on Illustrator documents with Russian type.

 

In additon on center align text I set my cursor to input a period at the end of a sentence, and the period instead gets added to the beginnning.

 

In character palete language is set to English USA, this is point text.

 

I created a new point text and this is happening, if I paste text from another document alignemnt works fine, font is arial balck but happens with all fonts.

 

Screen Shot 2013-04-30 at 9.57.25 AM.pngScreen Shot 2013-04-30 at 9.57.34 AM.png

 
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    Apr 30, 2013 12:33 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Hi Mike--That file is pretty strange.

     

    I don't have CS5 or 5.5 installed anymore, this was done in CS6 and back saved. I never experienced such a thing in 5/5.5. The style definition was void of most parameters with the exception of the alignment.

     

    The modified version:

     

    http://www.wenzloffandsons.com/temp/paragraph_align_modified.ai_

     

    Take care, Mike

     

    Message was edited by: MikeWenzloff

     

    Message was edited by: MikeWenzloff sometimes I hate this bloody forum software. link corrected

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 1:25 PM   in reply to MW Design

    Yes, Mike, what did you do? I tried resetting character styles, appled Normal Character Style, even applied the style from your modified document, and still couldn't get expected behavior on Mike Gondek's type. CS5.

     

    Just for the record, my observations:

     

    If you Show Hidden Characters, the end-of-text character appears on the left, as does a soft return.

     

    Punctuation and non-alphanumeric characters and spaces appear on the left, until an alphanumeric is entered, when everything shifts to the right.

     

    A left parenthesis (any visibly oriented non-alphanumeric character) appears on the left as a right parenthesis, but becomes a left one (on the right) when it is followed by an alphanumeric.

     

    Weird.

     

     

    Thanks,

    Peter

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 1:56 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Fill in the blanks. Screen shots of the Center Align paragraph style. You can still use the Default (I think) and make the same changes.

     

    capture-000271.png

     

    capture-000272.png

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 2:48 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Mike,

     

    Cyrillic is left to right. Right to left scripts also include Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Urdu, and Yiddish. In the old days, some scripts could go either way or boustrophedon, including the Futhark, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Anatolian hieroglyphs, and Rongorongo.

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 3:15 PM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    It seems rather strange indeed, Mike.

     
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    Apr 30, 2013 4:39 PM   in reply to Jacob Bugge

    Are you certain your monitor isn't upside down?

     
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    May 1, 2013 1:41 AM   in reply to [scott w]

    Maybe rather back to front: the other would only work for reversed boustrophedon.

     
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    May 1, 2013 11:56 AM   in reply to Mike Gondek

    Mike,

     

    A mirror works best with back to front, and gives you the RTL>LTR you need.

     

    The monitor may also prefer it.

     
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