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I know Skype for Linux isn't the same as Skype for Windows. In Windows, if I change the language to Hebrew, it changes the text alignment to "right to left" as it should and it's all fine. I recently installed Skype on Ubuntu, version 4.3 (the latest), and I discovered the Linux version doesn't have Hebrew on the list of languages.

So I tried using SkypeInYourLanguage and added Arabic to Skype (also right to left), but it's still aligned left to right.

So how can I change the text alignment in Skype?

  • Hate it when that happens :) Try reading English aligned the wrong way! It may that it simply isn't programmed in - it isn't an option... – Tim Aug 2 '14 at 20:40
  • @Tim But maybe it's possible to hack it to work somehow... – shoham Aug 2 '14 at 20:41
  • It may be... But it would probably break other things, just metaphorically clicking a change alignment button doesn't work... – Tim Aug 2 '14 at 20:42
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You can install skype-translation-he from my PPA, which will add Hebrew to the list of languages. Some strings seem to be right aligned at least.

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  • Thanks, but I don't look for menu translation, I want the actual chat to be right to left, it's interesting because the skype notifications do display aligned right to left. – shoham Aug 2 '14 at 21:46
  • @shoham: Aha, I see. Right, the chat seems to be left aligned whatever you do... – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Aug 2 '14 at 22:07
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right-click in the "message writing"-window. A menu appears: tick "Right-to-Left reading order" (This works on windows skype-for-business for Office365)

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