In Word 2010, Microsoft added two new features that extend control of Bidirectional (right-to-left language, like Arabic or Hebrew) text:
- Bidirectional Text Embedding – an advanced feature specified in Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm that solves problem of inserting sentence into a paragraph with different directionality. For e.g., inserting English quote in middle of a right-to-left paragraph. Note: For clarity, in the examples below lower case represents English text characters and UPPER CASE represents right-to-left characters.
- Bidirectional Text Override allows users to force layout of a group of characters to a specific direction regardless of their classification. For e.g., you want to write a part number and you want to ensure that all characters flow left-to-right. This number could consist of numerals and right-to-left characters. Without using overrides, right-to-left letters’ll flow right-to-left, while numbers’ll flow left-to-right and both’ll influence layout of surrounding text.
Inserting Unicode Special Characters:
- Position cursor at desired insertion point
- Click Insert tab
- In Symbol ribbon, click on Symbol icon
- From drop down, choose “More Symbols…” to get Symbol dialog box
- Switch to “Special Characters” tab
- Scroll down to end of list
- Select special character you want to insert and click Insert
- When you’ve inserted character(s) you need, click Close button to close dialog
Source:→ Office Global Experience