Creating a bidirectional profile

Bidirectional language support is provided for Arabic and Hebrew languages.

If you need to configure BiDi for sensors or for the Bulk Load program, you should create a Bidirectional profile. You use the BiDi profile to do the following things:
  • Assign a name for each specific BiDi format. The following list includes the attributes you can select for each profile:
    • Text type
    • Direction
    • Symmetric swapping
    • Shaping
    • Numerical shaping
  • Reuse the BiDi Profile in several configurations; sensor configuration and bulk load program configurations.
  • You can select different BiDi attributes and any change to these attributes is reflected in the sensor configuration or the bulk load program.

To create a bidi profile, complete the following steps:

  1. Log in with a user ID that gives you update permission.
  2. On the menu bar, click Edit > Bidi Profiles.
  3. To add a new bidirectional profile configuration, click Add.
  4. In the Bidi Profile pane, complete the following fields:
    1. Enter a profile name. The profile name can contain spaces and supports NLS characters.
    2. Optional: Enter a brief description for this profile.
    3. Select the BiDi attributes from the drop down lists. Use the following table to help with your selections:
      Table 1. BiDi attributes
      Parameter Values Description Default Setting Comment
      Text Type I Implicit (Logical) I (Implicit)  
      V Visual
      Text Direction L Left to Right L (Left to Right)  
      R Right to Left
      C Contextual Left to Right
      D Contentual Right to Left
      Symmetric Swapping Y Symmetric swapping in on Y (Yes)  
      N Symmetric swapping is off
      Shaping S Text is shaped N (Not shaped) Applicable for Arabic scripts only
      N Text is not shaped
      I Initial shaping
      M Middle shaping
      F Final shaping
      B Isolated shaping
      Numeric Shaping H Hindi (National) N (Nominal) Applicable for Arabic scripts only
      C Contextual
      N Nominal
  5. Click OK to save the new BiDi profile.