Complex Text Layout

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Defines the options for documents with complex text layouts.

Choose Tools - Options' - Language Settings - Languages - Complex Text Layout'

Languages Using Complex Text Layout

Sequence checking

In languages such as Thai, rules specify that certain characters are not allowed next to other characters. If Sequence Input Checking (SIC) is enabled, LibreOffice will not allow a character next to another if this is forbidden by a rule.

Use sequence checking

Enables sequence input checking for languages such as Thai.

Restricted

Prevents the use as well as the printing of illegal character combinations.

Cursor control

Select the type of text cursor movement and text selection for mixed text (right-to-left mixed with left-to-right text direction).

Logical

Pressing the Right Arrow key moves the text cursor toward the end of the current text. Pressing the Left Arrow key moves the text cursor toward the beginning of the current text.

Visual

Pressing the Right Arrow key moves the text cursor in the right-hand direction. Pressing the Left Arrow key moves the text cursor in the left-hand direction.

General options

Numerals (in text only)

Selects the type of numerals used within text, text in objects, fields, and controls, in all LibreOffice modules. Only cell contents of LibreOffice Calc are not affected.

  • Arabic: All numbers are shown using Arabic numerals. This is the default.
  • Hindi: All numbers are shown using Hindi numerals.
  • System: All numbers are shown using Arabic or Hindi numerals, according to the locale settings defined by your system locale.

This setting is not saved in the document but in the LibreOffice configuration.