I have a Word 2013 file in Arabic and I have to copy it in an InDesign document. When I copy and paste the phrase in InDesign the text is displayed incorrectly (example: 2006/95/EC -> EC/2006/95).
I'm using InDesign CC2014 ME on a Mac with Yosemite. The paragraph is automatically set to Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer and in Right-to-Left direction.
Thanks in advance =)
When you apply the correct paragraph style for the whole paragraph with RTL, and for the latin letters and numbers the correct character style with LTR would it word? Don't forget to use OTF fonts with complete Arabic glyphs.
If the language is set to Arabic and the character direction is set to Default then numerals will display LTR as is default in Arabic. If you set the whole para to RTL, then everything including numerals and Latin script will display RTL.
If you need to do so, it's not hard to write a GREP style for special number handling. However, it doesn't sound like you need to. You should be able to do it with correct paragraph style.