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What order do stars get filled out in RTL locales?

I am implementing a star rating system for an app, which should support several RTL locales. Right now, when the user hovers over a star, all stars to the left of it are filled in, like so: ★☆☆☆☆, ...
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Dropdowns & Chevrons for Right to Left languages

Assuming we have use a dropdown with a chevron to indicate that it is in fact a dropdown, does the position of the chevron change depending on the directionality of the language? I.E. does the chevron ...
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Mixed alignment (LTR and RTL) in language selection list?

Most answers to this question say that for instance Arabic text should be aligned right-to-left even if the rest of the page is in a left-to-right script such as English. So, I was surprised to see ...
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Layout in Right-to-Left (RTL) Mobile Apps

I'm designing a bilingual app in the Middle East that's in both Arabic and English. I know that part of localizing an app is flipping the content (among other things). My question is, do you flip ...
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Chat UI for RTL

In a chat UI that displays RTL (Arabic, Hebrew etc). Should you mirror the UI so that messages you send appear on the left and the person replying to you appears on the right? Does whatsapp, ...
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In an RTL language, in what direction should calendar days go?

These are two alternative layouts of a calendar on a hebrew-language site. Hebrew is written from right to left. Should we display the dates in the same way that the language is written (RTL), or ...
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Fractions (“X out of Y complete”) in RTL Languages

We are working on RTL support in an application. One of the elements in our app is a progress bar that shows the number of slides of a deck that the users has completed, as well as a graphical ...
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back button on RTL applications: right side or left side

We're workin' on a messaging application in our language (Persian), Persian is an RTL language and we reflect some default android buttons like "back" btn, in common msg application like "Telegram" or ...
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In RTL mode do icons need to be mirrored?

I am working on a website that has both an English and Arabic version, and the site has a lot of icons. Can I flip all images in right to left direction for the Arabic version as shown below?
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Should ordering of elements in a bottom navigation change when the language is right to left?

I'm designing an application for android and it needs a bottom navigation bar. The application is for Iranian users and so the language is Persian which is right to left. The question is how should be ...
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Should I layout timelines right to left when localizing for RTL languages?

I have an app that displays a series of animation frames as thumbnails in a row from left to right. Should I display this from right to left if the device is set to use a right-to-left language? There ...
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Swipe direction when designing for Right-To-Left languages?

Books printed for people that reads Right-To-Left (RTL) languages is bound for flipping pages opposite direction of LTR. What is todays common swipe direction when moving forward to next page/view, ...
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i18n and L10n on mobile for rtl languages

I am working on a mobile application which need to support rtl languages as well. I got confused how I should render this menu I have in mobile application. It's a normal menu with Icon, Label and ...
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Is the mental model of time advancing to the right in charts globally accepted?

Is it a common mental model, that in a chart visualizing a time dimension, the time is advancing to the right? I'm currently working with the Internation Business Communication Standards (IBCS). They ...
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Mixing LTR (left to right) and RTL (right to left) content on the same page

Looking at the image below, let's pretend that we are seeing a series of blog posts on a website. The first post was written in Arabic and the second in English. The user viewing the website primarily ...
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English content on an RTL site

Background We have a client who has a group of websites, one per country. Each site is translated into the local languages, some of which are RTL languages (e.g.: Arabic). These websites are fully ...
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Displaying mixed RTL-LTR data in a LTR window

My (desktop) app has a LTR (left to right text) window which displays data in a table. The table takes most of the display. The left most column (and the 3 coumns that follows) is a LTR colum, while ...
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“back” for RTL, mandarin and other languages

As you might have seen it a lot of times in web apps, one step back in history often is aligned by an arrow to the left. How does this work for people using RTL languages? Do they need an arrow ...
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Right to left graph labels for right-to-left languages

When building a graph or chart for use by right-to-left languages such as Arabic should the labels also change? For instance it is generally accepted in my English speaking culture that lower numbers ...