Timed literacy test in Arabic

Hi everyone,

This is a question for a niche audience, I guess. I will be eternally grateful to anyone who can help with this challenge!

We are running timed literacy tests in KoBoToolbox using namespaces (in the settings).

However, we are running the assessment in Arabic but the literacy test still runs from left to right instead of right to left.

Does anyone know how we could correct that?


Okay, I figured it out! I’m posting the solution here so that someone may find it useful one day -

Kobo recognizes the language being used by the first column cell that have been coded in the label column. So, if you code a word or a sentence in Arabic (make sure that it is not a combination of English and Arabic words), the form will switch from left to right to right to left.



Hi @kabira_namit,

Thank you for sharing your findings which should benefit the entire community. GOOD DAY!