What's the current status on rtl language support?

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  • #704631

    deenalev
    Member

    As far as I can tell, there is only one theme in wp.com that is rtl-language supportive: “Spectrum.” Is this true? Also, once someone activates Spectrum for their rtl-language site, how do they activate the rtl-supportive feature?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is deena.co.

    #704848

    deenalev
    Member

    I see now that there are more themes that are tagged “rtl-language-support.” But I’d still like to understand: How do you actually make your site into rtl once activating one of those themes?

    Thanks.

    #704849

    timethief
    Member

    I think it may have do to with which language you choose to blog in. Have you looked here in the blog and tried setting it to a language that reads from right to left to see what happens? > Settings > General
    Language
    Language this blog is primarily written in.
    You can also modify the interface language in your profile.

    #704850

    deenalev
    Member

    I finally got the answer from someone I know.

    You activate the theme you want that has the tag I mentioned above and then you go into settings and set the language of your site to the rtl language you want. After you save it, the whole site flips around.

    Just wanted to let you know that I spent a long time trying to figure out how to do this by searching the support and forum and couldn’t find the answer. Maybe this info isn’t readily enough available.

    Thanks.

    #704852

    deenalev
    Member

    timethief, thanks for your help. You’re right about changing the language in the general settings.

    #704854

    timethief
    Member

    @deenalev
    Hi again,
    I flagged this and put a note up for Staff to consider adding a bit of text on rtl language selection in this support doc > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/general-settings/ Glad to know I was right and best wishes to you. :)

    #704856

    deenalev
    Member

    :) Glad to know you were right too. :) Thanks for flagging this!

    #704858

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

    #704920

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    According to the informative session I just attended at WordCampJerusalem, all the free themes have RTL support. :)

    #704957

    michiecat
    Staff

    Hi there, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The support document has been updated accordingly.

    #704958

    timethief
    Member

    @michiecat
    Thank you very much. :)

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