Left to Right? No, the Other Way! Navigating RTL Language Design

28 Mar 2024
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico) (UTC-08:00)

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In this webinar, we embark on an in-depth exploration of implementing Right-to-Left (RTL) language support, focusing on the intricacies involved in adapting applications for RTL languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.

Beyond merely adjusting text direction, this presentation dives into the comprehensive adjustments required in UI/UX design, including form and input fields, graphical elements, and ensuring numerical data is presented correctly.

By incorporating actual implementation examples across various platforms, attendees will gain a holistic understanding of the challenges and solutions associated with RTL design. We'll discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity, the technical nuances of mixed-language content, and how to avoid common pitfalls that developers encounter.

This session aims to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, providing developers with the tools and insights needed to create inclusive, user-friendly applications that cater to Arabic and Hebrew speaking users.

Through this talk, developers will be empowered to tackle RTL design with confidence, ensuring their applications are accessible and engaging for users across different language and cultural spectrums.


1. Understanding the fundamental differences between RTL and LTR languages and how to implement these in software design to ensure a seamless user experience.

2. Practical guidelines and examples for adjusting text, forms, graphical elements, and component positioning to support RTL languages effectively.

3. Insights into common pitfalls and best practices for RTL design, including how to test and validate your applications to meet the needs of RTL language users.


● Software Developers

● UX Designers

● Testers

● QA Managers

● Localization Managers


Host organization: Motorola Solutions Inc.

Event Speakers

Farhan Rahmoon
Motorola Solutions Inc.

As a Software Developer Co-op at Motorola Solutions and a fourth-year Computer Science student at Simon Fraser University, I am deeply engaged in exploring the intersection of technology, language, and culture. My journey in software development is fueled by a passion for creating accessible and inclusive digital environments, reflecting the diverse global community we serve. With a keen interest in localization and the challenges of Right-to-Left language implementation, I am dedicated to enhancing user experiences across borders. Based in Vancouver, Canada, I am eager to contribute to and learn from the global GALA community.