\<bookmark_value\>CTL;complex text layout languages\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>languages;complex text layout\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>text;CTL languages\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>text layout;special languages\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>right-to-left text\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>entering text from right to left\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>bi-directional writing\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>Hindi;entering text\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>Hebrew;entering text\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>Arabic;entering text\</bookmark_value\>\<bookmark_value\>Thai;entering text\</bookmark_value\>

Languages Using Complex Text Layout

Currently, LibreOffice supports Hindi, Thai, Hebrew, and Arabic as CTL languages.

If you select the text flow from right to left, embedded Western text still runs from left to right. The cursor responds to the arrow keys in that Right Arrow moves it "to the text end" and Left Arrow "to the text start".

You can change the text writing direction directly be pressing one of the following keys:

In multicolumn pages, sections or frames that are formatted with text flow from right to left, the first column is the right column and the last column is the left column.

In LibreOffice Writer text formatted in \<emph\>Thai language\</emph\> has the following features:

Selecting the Document Language

- Language Settings - Languages

- Language Settings - Complex Text Layout