Globalization Preferences

On the command link General > Globalization preference page, you can set various parameters affecting the rendering of your data.

Note that for new values to take effect, you must restart Eclipse.

Unicode locale extensions

Specifies various regional or cultural preferences (such as calendar type, currency, etc.) as detailed at
The standard for keywords and values that can be used in this field is detailed in

Sample value: fr@collation=phonebook;calendar=islamic-civil

Graphical layout direction

Sets the global layout direction for graphical user interface (GUI) elements.

Enable bidirectional support

If this option is unchecked (default value), Eclipse doesn't modify the display of bidirectional text and provides the default operating system behavior.

If bidirectional support is enabled (checked):