In Chrome under Windows, I can press right control+right shift and the text direction in text fields and text boxes becomes right-to-left. But under Ubuntu, nothing happens.
In other programs (Gedit for example,) I can right-click then select
Insert Unicode Control Character->
RLM Right-to-left Mark to change the text direction, but that menu is not present when I right-click a text box in Chrome.
How can I change the text direction in Chrome?
I tried Manually inserting a RLM Mark (a list is here) by holding control+shift then typing
u followed by the hex code of the control character. Out of the seven listed (U+200E, U+200F, U+202A, U+202B, U+202C, U+202D, U+202E), three of them (U+200F, U+202B, U+202E) worked in Gedit, but not in Chrome.
Asked by imgx64 on August 19, 2010. Last Edited on August 19, 2010.
Couple of guesses - does either Left CTRL+Right SHIFT, or SHIFT+CTRL+X work?
There are some subtle differences in Linux Chrome due to the use of GTK controls.
Answered by Colin Pickard on August 19, 2010.
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