I have this URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3239235.3267429 to paste in a text box in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018.

Although paragraph alignment is set to left alignment, the URL is appearing deformed as in the image (10.xxx and 3239235.xxx are misplaced)

URL in illustrator

  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. I can't replicate the problem. Sorry. – Billy Kerr Oct 14 '18 at 20:04
  • By the way, "deforming" I think isn't the word. Maybe something like "messing the order..."? (and plz check my answer below). – Lorgen GR Magpantay Oct 15 '18 at 16:33

:') Hi Jalal! welcome to GDSE.

Ahlan Wasahlan! ;') I presume you have Arabic language installed.

First go to CHARACTERS Panel, and watch your "Language", young man! ;') (default is Arabic).

In the future, for others: With Arabic (and other RTL, right-to-left) languages always check CHARACTER Panel:

  1. Language
  2. Digits options
  3. Font


  1. Paragraph direction options (the buttons above "Hyphenation" checkbox >>see attached image)

Weird directional stuff happens with Arabic language settings :'o (especially with numbers, marks, and Arabic and English combined!)

Don't be shy to ask for help, and also help when you can.

Maasalama! =')

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    Thanks, Lorgen for the warm welcome. I could not find the text direction buttons but it worked when I set the composition in Paragraph to Adobe Single-Line Composer like here helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/arabic-hebrew.html – Jalal Mostafa Oct 16 '18 at 14:20
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    Woah, didn't consider that! Thank you for sharing! :') I mostly ignore those options, really, so that's something I learned today ;') – Lorgen GR Magpantay Nov 4 '18 at 10:01

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