[Xerte] Re: FW: Xerte in Arabic?

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Dec 10 14:01:22 GMT 2013

It's more than that: we design the screen for L-R viewers. It's not just text that is read R-L, R-L viewers will scan the screen from the top right to the bottom left, so it's the whole information design thing that needs consideration. Or a mirror.

From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Pat L (pgogy)
Sent: 10 December 2013 11:33
To: xerte at pgogywebstuff.com
Cc: Xerte discussion list
Subject: [Xerte] Re: FW: Xerte in Arabic?

It would be handy though to know if the "ideal" in L to R / R to L would be to switch the form elements to the other side as well? Or can the text swap but not the form element position?

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM, Pat L (pgogy) <xerte at pgogywebstuff.com<mailto:xerte at pgogywebstuff.com>> wrote:
How did we get on with the Hebrew L to R - given it's the same deal really?

Is Arabised really a word?

On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 9:01 AM, Alistair McNaught <Alistair.McNaught at heacademy.ac.uk<mailto:Alistair.McNaught at heacademy.ac.uk>> wrote:
We had this come into our helpdesk following a query about Xerte working in Arabic. Right in believing that the Xerte Editor is still in Flash and Flash can't handle right to left languages?

If I'm wrong then it looks like Julian has a very local contact interested in developing an Arabic Toolkits. Given the receptivity of the Middle East to embracing elearning and mlearning that would be a great coup if it's technically possible.

Actually - maybe we should look to some wealthy Middle Eastern funding source to develop an html5 editor so that Toolkits can be Arabised?


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Sent: 09 December 2013 15:12
To: Terry McAndrew
Subject: Xertr

Dear Terry

Count me in please fir helping with Arabising Xerte.


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