Reply to post: Re: Mac OS X didn’t support Right to Left (RTL) languages?

Steve Jobs, MS Office, Israel, and a basic feature Microsoft took 13 years to install


Re: Mac OS X didn’t support Right to Left (RTL) languages?

So let me see if I understand correctly: Microsoft Office for the Mac couldn't do Right-to-left Text because of some lacking in Mac OS X.

That's how I read it too. The other thing that stood out for me is the line about Macs as an "affordable" alternative. Made me do a double-take and check I'd read it correctly.

A final note: Surely, if people were using Macs but Office wouldn't support RTL then it was a golden opportunity for a locally-produced alternative to step in and win a massive amount of market share without having to compete against Microsoft?

Unless they couldn't because of the whole OSX couldn't do RTL thing. In which case the finger-pointing should surely be at Apple?

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