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RTL Text Mesh Pro

This plugin adds Right-to-left language support to "TextMeshPro" Unity plugin. You need to have TextMeshPro plugin in your project. You can install TMPro via Package Manager.

Currently Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew are supported. If you find an issue with one of these languages or want support for another RTL language, open an issue.

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Attention

Looking for maintainers. Send email to sorencoder@gmail.com

Features

Farsi, Arabic and Hebrew

Persian Text Arabic Text Hebrew Text

Realtime RTL Text

You don't need to convert, copy and paste texts. Start writing and texts will be converted right away.

Preview

Rich Text

All Text Mesh Pro's tags are available in RTL Text Mesh Pro

Rich Text Preview

RTL InputField (See known issues)

Realtime InputField is supported.

Input Field Preview

RTL Dropdown (See known issues)

Dropdown Preview

Multiline

Yes, This plugin has no problem with multiline RTL texts.

Multiline Preview

AutoSize

Auto Font Size is fully supported.

AutoSize Preview

English, Farsi and Arabic digits are supported

Numbers Preview

Arabic Tashkeel

Arabic tashkeel are supported.

Tashkeel Preview

Zero-Width No-Joiner character support

You can insert Zero-Width No-Joiner character with Ctrl+Shift+2 hotkey.

ZWNJ Preview

Installation

  • You need to have TextMeshPro plugin in your project. You can install TMPro via Package Manager. DO NOT Install Text Mesh Pro from Asset Store.

from .unitypackage file

Download the latest unitypackage file from the releases section and import it into your project from "Assets -> Import Package -> Custom Package..." menu in Unity.

from OpenUPM

hk1ll3r maintains a package manager version of this repo on OpenUPM.

In Project Settings window, add OpenUPM as a scoped registry or if you have already added it, add the new scope to it.

ProjectSettings

Then in Package Manager window, change scope to My Registries. Select "RTL Text Mesh Pro" package and press Install.

PackageManager

The sample scenes and demo resources (fonts, shaders, etc.) are included in the package as a .unitypackage file. You need to import those into your Assets folder to use them. From the project window navigate to the package folder and double click "RTLTMPRo-demo-resources" file to import these assets into your project.

Project

How To Use

  • Open one of the range files in Assets/RTLTMPro/Ranges/ folder using your favorite text editor.
    • RTL Letters are in LetterRanges.txt file
    • English, Arabic and Farsi numbers are in NumberRanges.txt file
    • Arabic tashil are in TashkilRanges.txt file.
  • Make sure you have copied ranges that you want to use
  • Open Window/TextMeshPro/Font Asset Creator window.
  • Assign your font in Font Source field (Your font must support RTL characters)
  • Set Character Set to Unicode Range
  • Paste copied ranges inside Character Sequence (Hex)
  • Press Generate Font Atlas button and wait for it to generate the atlas file.
  • Press Save TextMeshPro Font Asset and save the asset.
  • Use GameObject/UI/* - RTLTMP menu to create RTL UI elements. (Alternatively you can replace Text Mesh Pro UGUI components with RTL Text Mesh Pro)
  • Assign your font asset Font Asset property in RTL Text Mesh Pro component
  • Enter text in RTL TEXT INPUT BOX secion.

Usage Description

Farsi

When checked, English numbers will be converted to Farsi numbers. When unchecked, English numbers will be converted to Arabic numbers.

Preserve Numbers

When checked numbers will not be converted.

Force Fix

RTL Text Mesh Pro does not fix texts that start with English characters. Checking this checkbox forces RTL TextMeshPro to fix the text even when it starts with English character. Multiline English texts will have problem on components that have ForceFix checked.

Fix Tags

When checked, RTL Text Mesh Pro will try to fix rich text tags.

Known Issues

  • Fixed in latest version. For older versions follow the steps below We need to override the text property of TextMeshProUGUI. But the text property is not defined virtual. You need to manually make the property virtual.
    • Open TMP_Text.cs from TextMeshPro source code
    • add virtual keyword to text property.
      Text
    • Open RTLTextMeshPro.cs and uncomment the top line where it says //#define RTL_OVERRIDE
    • Now you can use InputFields and Dropdowns.

Contribution

All contributions are welcomed. Just make sure you follow the project's code style.

Contact: sorencoder@gmail.com

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Right-To-Left Text Mesh Pro for Unity. This plugin adds support for Persian and Arabic languages to TextMeshPro.

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