General > Globalization
preference page, you can set various parameters affecting the rendering of your data.
Note that for new values to take effect, you must restart Eclipse.
Unicode locale extensions
Specifies various regional or cultural preferences (such as calendar type, currency, etc.) as detailed at
The standard for keywords and values that can be used in this field is detailed in
Graphical layout direction
Sets the global layout direction for graphical user interface (GUI) elements.
- OS Default - default flow of GUI elements as determined by the operating system
- Left to right - flow of GUI elements is from left to right. This is a standard appearance for GUIs presented in English or any Latin script based language.
- Right to left - flow of GUI elements is from right to left. This is a standard appearance for GUIs presented in Arabic or Hebrew languages.
Enable bidirectional support
If this option is unchecked (default value), Eclipse doesn't modify the display of bidirectional text and provides the default operating system behavior.
If bidirectional support is enabled (checked):
- Eclipse will assure proper display of structured text such as file paths, URLs, etc.
- In addition, you can choose the preferred text direction for unstructured text:
- Contextual - text direction depends on the given text
- Left to right - left to right text direction
- Right to left - right to left text direction
- OS Default - default text direction provided by the operating system