Lync for iPhone displays Hebrew and Arabic words in reverse order in instant messages

Applies to: Lync 2013 for iPhone

Summary


When Microsoft Lync for iPhone has a locale that is either Hebrew or Arabic, the individual words in a sent instant message will be displayed in reverse order. That is, the words in a sent instant message will be displayed from left to right.

Scenario 1: Hebrew and Arabic character string that ends with a question mark
Sent IM -------------- Received IM -------------- Expected IM

Hebrew and Arabic characters ending with a question mark


Scenario 2: Hebrew and Arabic character string that contains spaces
Sent IM -------------- Received IM -------------- Expected IM

Hebrew and Arabic characters with spaces

More Information


This issue occurs with the Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 versions for iPhone.

These versions of Lync for iPhone do not support the right-to-left languages Arabic and Hebrew. When you send and receive instant messages in these languages, you may have an inconsistent user experience.