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Salam aleikum!

Well by "Question about direction of writing and graphic representations" I mean... I was wondering if the fact that Arabic is written from right to left, as opposed to European, Indian and East Asian scripts, affect the way people make graphic representations, for instance, let's say a teacher is talking about history, past - present and future.

He draws a timeline on the blackboard. In the Arabic world, would the teacher normally write

PAST - PRESENT and FUTURE
or

FUTURE - PRESENT - PAST

Since he would start writing from the right, he would write "1950" on the right, then "1990" to its left, and "2020" further to the left, right?

Even though the numbers are written from left to right as in Europe and India.

What other graphic representations are "mirror reversed" by Arabic speakers because of the different direction of writing?

Shukran!
 
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