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Hi,
I have a CRichEditCtrl which operates as a text editor, and I need to display its content in an owner-drawn button. I am using CDC::DrawText in order to draw the text on the button (after getting the text from the CRichEditCtrl). Everything works fine accept in some cases when I write hebrew on the CRichEditCtrl.
If I write a number followed by "." and a hebrew character, the text that displayed on the owner-drawn button is opposite. I found a drawing style in DrawText method "DT_RTLREADING"(Right-To-Left reading), and this solved the case I mentioned above, but now when I write english text (something like "1.w") I get it opposite.
I thought to parse the string before drawing it, and use the DT_RTLREADING style only if I found a hebrew character in the string, but this is not good enough because if the string contains hebrew and english characters with "." and numbers, then the button does not display the text correctly (not with the DT_RTLREADING style and not without it).

Can someone please help ???
thanks,
Yoav.


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Hi,
This is just a guess, but how about trying to draw the text on the button letter by letter, each with it's own style?
Good luck, hope this would help
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Or, if this doesn't work, how about trying to get text in sequences of hebrew and english and then drawing each one in its' own style.For example, the following string:
"1.wwwààà" would be drawn as:
1. "1.www"
2. "ààà"
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