Breaking Directionality

Mellel fully supports writing bi-lingual texts. However, sometimes it needs help to determine which parts of the text are related to which language, so that it can correctly apply spaces and directions.

For example, the following text combines Hebrew and English, but is not rendered properly as the ‘3’ digit belongs with the second part of the Hebrew sentence, not the English word iPad:

To solve this rare issue, you must manually tell Mellel where to change the direction of the text from English back to Hebrew:

  1. Select the space right after the English text should end.
  2. Choose Insert > Space > Direction Breaking Space from the menu bar.

The sentence will now be rendered properly, as Mellel knows where to change the paragraph direction back to Hebrew: