Consider the following scenario:

  • You open a Microsoft Lync 2010 conversation window.

  • You right-click the message input box and select Right-to-Left Reading Order.

  • You type a message in the message input box, and then send the message to a recipient.

In this scenario, the text in the message is displayed in the sent message pane by using the left-to-right reading order.


This issue occurs because embedded Windows Internet Explorer does not recognize the direction HTML style attribute.

Note Lync 2010 uses the direction HTML style attribute to set the reading order of text.


To resolve this issue, install the following cumulative update:

2670326 Description of the cumulative update for Lync 2010: February 2012

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Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in WindowsIf there is no Right-to-Left Reading Order option when you right-click the message input box, follow these steps to enable the option:

  1. Open Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.

  2. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Communicator

  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  4. Type InputRTL, and then press Enter.

  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.

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