Combining Left to Right and Right to Left Languages

Hello all,

I am currently working on converting a course to Arabic. I have no problems copying and pasting the Arabic alone. However, I have several lines of text that combine both Arabic and English (In this case the majority of the text is in Arabic but the Company names aren't translated). When I copy this text into Storyline it gets jumbled and will rearrange the Arabic.  Is there a way to avoid this?

I also am having issues with maintaining (or adding) the punctuation when pasting Arabic into a slide. The period at the end of the sentence almost always jumps to the beginning of the sentence. I don't think this happens mid-paragraph but it does occur consistently on the final line of a paragraph.

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Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Coniqua,

A really interesting step up you have! I don't think I've seen a lot of combinations of RTL and LTR text in the same course, let alone in the same text field. Could you look at using separate text boxes and adjusting those or even images? I'd love to have our team also take a look at some of the text in question and what you are seeing - can you share some examples by uploading them to our Support Engineers here? 

That way we can also take a look at the behavior with the period and punctuation jumping mid sentence or to the beginning.