Photoshop CC new version - type problem direction of text

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Even when typing text with "default features" and "left-to-right direction" special characters like () "" ; :  1257 appear at the far left of the text, as if I would write arabic (what I do very rarely). And the cursor jumps also back to the beginning. This makes writing legends or similar very time-consuming.
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Serrada

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Posted 9 months ago

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Hi Paul,

You have your text's directionality set to right-to-left.  Check out my video to fix it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17gM33tB1Hw

Please let me know if  you continue to face problems.

Shukran,
David
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Unfortunately the new text module contains more than this mistake (e.g. leading is not working). I was able to go around the problem by changing the "preference-type-dialogue" to "East Asian", but now writing from right-to-left is impossible. Could there be a possibility to revert to the old type module that worked without to much problems?
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Howdy Paul,

Both text engines actually have the same problem with respect to Leading.  Once text has been transformed, the math used to display it has a bug and triggers the issue you're seeing.  If you use untransformed text, you should have no problems.

Photoshop includes two text engines -- Europe and the Far East (aka Latin/CJK) and Middle East and Southeast Asian (aka MENA and Indic).  Only the later can handle right-to-left and complex scripts.  And only the later can address text directionality.  Now, with PS CC 2018, however, you can switch between the two on a paragraph-by-paragraph basis.  The control is in the flyout menu of the Paragraph panel.

Does that solve your problem?  If not, please let me know so I can understand your issue better.

Thanks,
David
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Serrada

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Yes, it's a practicable way to go around the problems, as I have seen in practice meanwhile. In fact, the same procedures help also to mirror text. Thanks!