Languages written right to left (RTL) have challenged computing and web professionals for decades. Among the most popular RTL languages in the world are Arabic, Hebrew, Pashto, Persian, Urdu, and Sindhi.
In addition to the text direction and unique sets of letters, there are other aspects of visual communications and web infrastructure that affect working with these languages, especially when communicating in a multilingual environment that also uses LTR languages.
In this session we will review some of these aspects, and I will share some tricks and best practices from my experience in planning and managing multilingual websites (Hebrew, Arabic and English), localizing and RTLing English based platforms, and communicating on social media.
Session Type30 minute session
- Take RTL issues into account when planning multilingual websites and communications
- Be more aware of visual aspects of communications in RTL languages
- Find themes, fonts and images that works well for both RTL and LTR languages