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DEMO version of AOSPAN running on INQUISIT 4 shows text in reverse direction

By danag - 4/28/2015


I downloaded the DEMO version of the AOSPAN task, from this link and when I run it in my computer, the punctuation and numbers appear in reverse direction, making it impossible to read the calculus questions. Please see screenshot below.

I'm planning to purchase the license for the full task but I cannot proceed before resolving this problem.
I would be glad to receive a response.

My JAVA version is number 8, update 45 (build 1.8.0_45-b14)

Thank you in advance,

By Dave - 4/28/2015

If your operating system's language is set to a right-to-left language (e.g. Hebrew, Arabic), Inquisit will by default try to accommodate that automatically (i.e., display text etc. right-to-left instead of left-to-right). I suspect this is what is happening here, at least in part.

There is a way to override that in scripts, specifically via the <defaults> element's /bidirectional attribute:

/ bidirectional = false

I have done that for the OSPAN here and I'd be interested to learn whether that resolves the issue on your system.
By danag - 4/28/2015

Yes, it worked for me. Thank you very much!